Research in the Humanities gives students the opportunity to ask (and answer) questions that they discover a passion for while studying at UW. Pursuing research opens doors to funding, career opportunities, graduat program admissions, and network building; students who participate in research develop transferrable skills in advocacy, analysis, presentation, and independent problem-solving.

If you want to become known for answering new questions that advance society and address the problems we face as a community, research is where that starts - learn more about how to connect your questions to faculty mentors and start developing your research through the resources below.

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Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research provides public forums for students to present their research, and also maintains a database of research opportunities located on campus and the surrounding Seattle area that are actively recruiting UW undergraduates. You may find opportunities here you hadn't even considered before!


Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. It is also a space to discuss cutting-edge research as a community! This event is held on UW’s campus and is open to students, faculty, and the public.

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Odegaard Writing and Research Center

The Research Help staff at OWRC provide guidance with all stages of the research process, including defining a research question, exploring background information, narrowing or broadening a topic, finding appropriate sources, and identifying useful and credible information.

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Many Departments in the Humanities have honors programs that will allow students to explore their major further and deeper through honors thesis research.

Learn more about the full list of UW honors opportunities here.

Career and Internship Center

Independent research/ study with faculty

If you're interested in researching a topic that isn't offered through departmental course offerings, check your department's website for information about independent research/study. HAS can help with more information on how to connect with faculty and register for independent study.