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Healthcare Studies students have opportunities to conduct mentored, self-directed research with a faculty member. Faculty members often receive grants to support their research and engage undergraduate researchers to assist with their projects. The School of Arts & Sciences is an additional source of research funding.

Students also have opportunities to communicate their results through publications and formal presentations at the School of Arts and Sciences' annual Student Symposium as well as at national and international conferences.

Summer Research

The School of Arts and Sciences awards many summer research fellowships, both through its own funding sources as well as national partners like the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  Plus, faculty members may have outside funding that provides stipends for summer research.  A number of travel grants are also available for students who are ready to present their research at regional or national meetings and conferences.

Senior Capstone

All Healthcare Studies majors conceive and develop research or discovery projects during their senior year that build upon and integrate the concepts covered in their coursework.