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Undergraduate Research

HRAP (Honors Research Assistant Program)

The Honors Research Assistant Program provides Honors students an opportunity to work with professors as paid research assistants. Specific projects and the type of work entailed varies with each participating professor. 


FYRE (First Year Research Experience)

The Honors First Year Research Experience (FYRE) is open to freshmen Honors College students from all majors. Through a competitive application process, students are matched with ongoing research projects led by OU professors in numerous disciplines. 


Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program offers financial assistance for scholarly and creative projects under the mentorship of a faculty member. UROP is open to all undergraduates, not only Honors students.


Undergraduate Research Day (URD)

This annual conference hosted by the Honors College showcases outstanding undergraduate research and creative activity for an audience of other students, faculty, and family members. Students who were funded in their research or creative activities from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program are required to present, but all students are welcome to showcase their work.


Honors Engineering Research Experience (HERE)

In partnership with the Gallogly College of Engineering, the Honors College offers an opportunity to advanced Engineering students through the Honors Engineering Research Experience (HERE). Students selected from a competitive application and interview process participate in ongoing laboratory research projects led by OU professors.


The Honors Undergraduate Research Journal (THURJ)

The Honors Undergraduate Research Journal (THURJ) is an annual publication that celebrates undergraduate research in all academic disciplines. Each spring, THURJ publishes the best undergraduate research papers from the previous year written by Honors students, as determined by an editorial board of their peers.