Undergraduate students have many opportunities to collect research experience at Iowa State University. The College of Human Sciences Honors program, the Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Internship, and the Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program are some ways to begin research in your field. However, the easiest route to a research opportunity is to simply reach out to a professor or graduate assistant who works in an area you are interested in researching.
The honors program community places a high value on student research and can provide a support network to accomplish your goals. If you have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, you can apply for the Honors program anytime, so long as you have at least 48 credits left in your degree program.
Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Internship
Apply for a high-quality research internship working with prestigious faculty. This opportunity is open to juniors and seniors considering graduate school or an advanced degree.
Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program
Iowa State University’s Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) Program helps students develop technical and specialized skills in a formal research environment, and foster originality, imagination, judgment, and patience — critical traits for an independent scholar.
Research Opportunities with HDFS Faculty
Working with our faculty in their research areas will provide students with high-quality research experience and skills and knowledge to advance to a graduate degree or professional program.