Research and Creative Activity


Pursuing research at the university level makes our students knowledge creators and develops their teamwork skills. The discipline of mind that research requires is one of the best ways to learn to think critically. With dozens of majors and minors, many interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, and more than six hundred full-time faculty engaged in active research and scholarship, Northeastern offers countless opportunities for students to apply their classroom learning to the process of discovery.

Undergraduate students can participate in research and creative activity in a variety of formats, including the following:

  • Research courses, which generally fulfill major elective requirements
  • Research co-ops or internships
  • Community-based research
  • Research-based activity as the option for work-study work
  • Research as a volunteer activity
  • Junior/senior honors research projects

Undergraduate students can apply for funding to support their research projects through the university-wide Provost Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor Program and from a number of other offices and programs. They often present their research findings at Northeastern’s annual Research Expo, as well as at academic conferences and in scholarly journals.