high impact practices
Undergraduate research involves working on important projects under the supervision
of a professor, and it does not only include science and engineering. SDSU continues
to develop multiple pathways to undergraduate research. Traditionally, undergraduate
research happens when students connect with professors with whom they share common
research interests. However, students can also take one or more courses to help them
and complete undergraduate research in a more structured pathway. General Studies 290: Introduction to Undergraduate Research and General Studies 490: Undergraduate Research are courses that both support the undergraduate research experience. SDSU also offers an annual two-day Student Research Symposium (SRS) to recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments of SDSU students. The SRS provides a public forum where SDSU students present their research, scholarship or creative activities. Attending SRS is an excellent way to learn more about undergraduate research and possibly meet students and professors who can help you figure out if undergraduate research is right for you.