Undergraduate Student Research
As undergraduates, Villanova students are encouraged to assist in research projects with faculty. Some students choose to get involved in a project as early as their freshmen year. They can work aside a faculty member in a lab or a clinical setting making real-life contributions to their fields.
Research provides a plethora of intrinsic benefits: gathering and creating new knowledge, learning the methods of the field, exploring new ways of thinking, and entering the field's professional dialogue.
But undergraduate research merits external rewards as well. It may make students more attractive to graduate schools, employers and national fellowship committees, and it may provide students with professional and academic connections that last a lifetime.