Undergraduate Research


Close working relationships between students and faculty members greatly enhance the educational experience. Lafayette students have the opportunity to do research on their own, with faculty guidance, through independent studies and honors theses, and to undertake research jointly with a faculty member.

EXCEL Scholars

Discover the richest educational experience you can have as a college student. Work and learn together with a professor as part of the EXCEL Scholars program.

Learn about the EXCEL Scholars program

Departmental Honors

Departmental honors and honors in interdisciplinary major programs are awarded for outstanding performance in writing a senior thesis or in conducting senior research.

Learn about departmental honors

National Conference oN Undergraduate Research

The annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) showcases research done by undergraduates in all fields of study. Students can give oral presentations, participate in poster sessions, present original artwork, or give a performance in dance, music, or theater.

Learn more about NCUR

LEARN Program

Neuroscience majors collaborate with Lafayette alumni in the neuroscience field on cutting-edge research during the summer. Students receive a salary for 8 to 10 weeks of full-time work, and travel and housing expenses are covered.

Visit the neuroscience website for more information