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 and promotes research by undergraduates throughout the campus. It serves all students with interests and talents in research, not just members of the Honors Program.
Earn honors credit for research
Earn up to 12 honors credits with the following options:
- 1 credit each semester for URES:3100 ICRU Research Ambassador
- 1-4 credits per semester for Undergraduate Research Experiences (URES:3992, URES:3993, URES:3994)
- 3 credits per semester and 6 credits each summer for URES:3995 ICRU Research Fellow
- 1-3 credits per semester for HONR:3994 Honors Research Practicum
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!