The University of Iowa depends on robust and creative research efforts, and honors students are able to receive honors credit for participating. There are many opportunities for honors students to get involved in research and creative activities at the University of Iowa, and not just in the sciences! Research happens in every department and major on campus. Research can be done with faculty members (known as mentored research) or as your own project as a part of earning honors in your major

The Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) anchors these efforts by promoting and supporting research by undergraduates throughout campus. ICRU serves all students with interests and talents in research. The ICRU office is located at 401 Blank Honors Center and provides advising on how to get involved, training and development opportunities, and funding. Contact them at or visit

Earn Honors Credit for Research

Earn up to 12 honors credits with the following options:

Are you participating in research but don't see an option to get honors credit for it above? Fill out the Research Experience Verification Form!