University of California, Riverside

University Honors


Honors, the place to make a difference

Interested in Research?

Research is a fundamental part of UCR and a way for you to get the most out of your undergraduate education. By connecting you with faculty, you get a hands on experience of possible future careers and graduate school.

The Office of Undergraduate Education and the colleges support a variety of programs that allow UCR students to attain a high proficiency in undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity. Programs match students with faculty mentors, host several symposia to showcase students' accomplishments, and help to publish an undergraduate research journal containing the highest quality research and scholarly activity completed on campus each year.

As an honors student, you get even more opportunities through research. You can apply to get Honors units for your research at UCR as a 3rd, 4th, or 5th year student through our HNPG195/197 contract.  This option is currently NOT available for 1st or 2nd year Honors students working on a research project. The paperwork required to get units for your research can be found HERE.

Students wishing to enroll in HNPG195/197 should already have a research project & faculty mentor.  Students should make an appointment with their designated Honors Counselor to discuss this option before filling out the paperwork.  The form is generally due in week 10 of the quarter PRECEDING the quarter in which you would like get research units. 

Interested in getting more involved?

Internships and Jobs
Being an honors student gives you an extra edge for finding an internship in many of the local businesses. Honors also gives you an added boost to find the one that fits you the best.

Research is one of the cornerstones of UCR, and as an honors student, you have extra opportunities to get involved.

Helpful Links

Undergraduate Research Opportunities at UCR: This links you to the UCR Office of Research’s undergraduate page, with several links to the different colleges and centers for research.

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