About the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) invites students from disciplines across the university – hard sciences, social sciences, performing arts, and humanities – to participate in undergraduate research. Undergraduate research puts theory into practice as you work on projects and are mentored by full-time faculty who are leaders in their field. 

As Michigan’s premier urban research university, Wayne State University encourages you to learn these important and practical life skills:

  • Problem identification;
  • Creation and testing of a hypothesis; and
  • Presentation of results.

Hands-on research experience prepares you for graduate school and employment opportunities. It also allows you to contribute to the ever-changing knowledge base within your chosen field.

Undergraduates involved in research projects can receive grant funding, be recognized for their work; obtain financial support to present their results at state and national conferences, and apply to participate in the university’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference.