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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Research Opportunities

Undergraduate researchers can find opportunities that align with their experience and preferences. Faculty mentors from various departments across campus are seeking undergraduate students to contribute to their research.

This page does not include all of the research opportunities available on our campus. If you are eager to engage in research and none of these options suit your preferences, reach out to your academic advisor or connect with a faculty mentor for guidance.

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The Student Mentored Research Initiative (SRI) Program for Undergraduates provides students with the chance to engage in research under the guidance of a faculty member, offering hands-on experience. Projects can be initiated by either students or faculty, and both parties receive budgetary support for the project.

Annually, DSU chooses a cohort of undergraduates to take on leadership roles through these awards.

The Research Assistant and Mentor Program (RAMP) connects students who qualify for Federal Work Study with opportunities to work one-on-one with a faculty research mentor in any major or field. These creative and research experiences can be proposed by a student or mentor.

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To explore any of the listed opportunities, simply click on the corresponding title. Listings are arranged alphabetically rather than chronologically. Visit Handshake for additional information and details.