Cornell faculty works with a Cornell student on a research project.

At Cornell undergraduate research is available as early as the summer before your first year during our summer research institute. Our faculty involve students in research projects across all areas of the college—natural science, social science, politics, humanities and fine arts—and our students have completed fascinating research projects that help prepare them for their future careers and graduate school.

You’ll also find research experience embedded into your coursework. One Course at A Time creates unique opportunities for professors to incorporate field work into their courses—from studying geological formations in local parks, immersing the class in a series of plays in Chicago or New York, gathering data on social or behavioral interactions on the street, to digging deep into museum and college archives.

Imagine yourself completing some of our current research projects, and ask to schedule time to talk to a faculty member about research opportunities when you’re on campus.