Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is at the core of the Honors Program. Undergraduate research takes place in every major when students partner with a faculty mentor to work on undergraduate research projects for credit. Typically, students start their research in the sophomore or junior years with the one-credit Honors by Contract. The contract is added to a three-credit course, and it helps students begin research in their major or an interdisciplinary field.

In the senior year, students work on a full three-credit research project with a faculty mentor. These projects are the culmination of a student’s Honors education at Marist. Final thesis projects are submitted to the James A. Cannavino Library where they become part of the permanent Honors Program thesis repository.

Kristen Cecilione (Mathematics) presenting her Honors by Contract research at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference.