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Why do Undergraduate Research?

There are many good reasons to participate in an undergraduate research opportunity.

Completing a research or creative project gives you “hands-on” experience and a greater in-depth understanding in what you are studying. We can tell you that the experience:

  • will help you develop and hone those skills necessary to your field of study and your future job.
  • will tell you whether you want to study further in the field (like go to graduate or professional school) or if you really want a job in that field.
  • if successful, shows others that you can complete a major project AND you have a project that shows you are capable.

Just remember…an undergraduate research experience is successful even if you find out you DON’T like research and don’t want to do more in the future. Better to find out now!

You also should know that a formal and successful undergraduate research experience may qualify you to receive a “Distinction in Research” or “Distinction in Creative Arts” at graduation.

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USPS Mailing Address:
  Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities
The Honors College at
East Tennessee State University
PO Box 70589
Johnson City, TN 37614-1708

Phone: 423.439.6926 or 423.439.6076
Fax: 423.439.6080
email:  Foster Levy

Street Addresses of The Honors College offices:
  Administration: Yoakley Hall, Room 129
161 S. Dossett Drive
University & Midway Scholars: Ada Earnest House
310 S. Dossett Drive
Honors-in-Discipline Programs: Yoakley Hall, Room 206
161 S. Dossett Drive
Fine & Performing Art Scholars: Yoakley Hall, Room 206
161 S. Dossett Drive
Undergraduate Research: Yoakley Hall, Room 129
161 S. Dossett Drive
International Programs & Services: Yoakley Hall, Room 122
161 S. Dossett Drive


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