Male Saint Joseph's student presenting his research at symposium

Saint Joseph's University Center for Undergraduate Research

The Center for Undergraduate Research promotes investigations in all academic disciplines and cultivates a passion for independent discovery by equipping students for the challenges of the future in any career or educational situation. The Center supports high-quality research and creative activities that engages students through inquiry-based learning to advance the Saint Joseph’s University's educational mission.

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In celebration of undergraduate research and scholarship, the SJU CUR (Center for Undergraduate Research) enjoins the university community in celebrating the Undergraduate Research Festival.

Saint Joseph University students writing and researching on laptop

What is Undergraduate Research and Why is it Important ?

From the Council of Undergraduate Research: Undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry is fundamentally a pedagogical approach to teaching and learning. With an emphasis on process, the Council defines undergraduate research as: A mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge. 

Undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry enriches undergraduate education and helps students achieve their academic and career goals through the critical skills they gain and sharpen through these experiences.

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