Faculty-Guided Research


Guided research must: 

  • Be conducted under the guidance of a UMD faculty member
  • Represent a time commitment of minimum 45 hours (equivalent to the hours in a 3-credit class)
  • Contribute to your understanding of knowledge creation and methodology by engaging you, in some manner, in the process of creating knowledge.
  • NOT be part of a requirement for a course

Guided research can be:

  • Completed under the auspices of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) 
  • Paid or unpaid
  • Research conducted to fulfill a departmental honors program requirements
  • Activities conducted as part of a research team
  • Outside your primary field of study (major or minor)