Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Research Scholars

  • Go – New research ideas start from your curiosity and willingness to explore a place where science and humanities intersect.
  • Do – Immerse yourself in various research projects that will advance your knowledge in a professional domain of your choice.
  • Learn – Work with research mentors in an R1 research university.


URS is a two-semester, or longer, commitment. The program begins September 1 and culminates in the spring with a mandatory presentation in the TTU Undergraduate Research Conference.

  1. Applicant must be a member of the Honors College to apply to the URS program.
  2. Prospective Scholars must be enrolled and in good standing with the Honors College.
  3. Students are expected to find a faculty mentor with whom to perform research. The URS Director is available for help in finding a mentor.
  4. Students from any discipline are eligible to apply to the URS program. Any full-time TTU or TTUHSC faculty member is eligible to be a mentor.
  5. Students may research during academic breaks and summer semesters with approval from the URS Director.