There are at least two ways that you can receive course credit for research:


Research-Intensive Courses

Every department offers courses in which over half of the course is devoted to students conducting original research and presenting research conclusions. Many of these courses are numbered 195, 295 or 395 (these course numbers are reserved for undergraduate research experiences). Many of these courses can be used to meet the Experiential Education (EE) requirement of the Making Connections General Education curriculum. You should review the course catalogue to obtain course descriptions and specifics about any prerequisites for these courses and requirements that they might fulfill, since each department is responsible for their own course offerings. Each semester, most departments also offer other courses which have a substantial research component, but since the amount of time devoted to the research component can change depending on the particular instructor, those courses are not listed here. Questions about specific courses should be addressed to the Director of Undergraduate Studies of the relevant department (in the College), or to the person in charge of undergraduate studies in the professional school that is offering the course.

Following is a partial listing of research intensive courses that you may used toward earning the Carolina Research Scholar designation on your transcript (visit the CRSP page for more information and to register for the program).

Please choose a department/program:


Research-exposure GRC Courses

Many courses include research experiences, often with a graduate student who serves as a consultant to help you with the research project. These “Graduate Research Consultants” (GRCs) are only there to coach you—they do not grade your work. You can search the database of these research-exposure courses by department or by instructor and follow links to blog posts that describe the research you can conduct in these classes. You can also view a list of GRC courses (.pdf). These research-exposure courses can be used to meet the multidisciplinary requirement for the Carolina Research Scholar Program. You can also use IDST 194 Modes of Inquiry to meet the multidisciplinary requirement. A preliminary list of research-exposure courses to be offered in the Spring 2013 semester can be found here.