Undergraduate Research


Honors students gain access to faculty-led research as early as their freshmen year. By the time they graduate, nearly half of all Honors students have presented their work at a professional or academic conference, and close to one-fifth have already published their research.


Student research is an integral part of the Honors College experience. Honors students conduct research across disciplines, exploring new ideas and seeking out creative solutions.

For Honors students, research is about examining the world to better understand how it works, and then discovering ways you can improve it.

Honors Immersed

A high-impact, for-credit learning experience for students to hone career-ready skills. Opprtunities include faculty-led research, internships, creative projects, study abroad programs, and more.

Honors College Bachelor's Essay

The capstone of the Honors academic experience. Before they graduate, all Honors students work one-on-one with a faculty advisor who guides them through a high-level, discipline-specific research project. The results are often transformative. Previous BE projects have laid the groundwork for academic publications, business plans, future careers, grad school application material, and world changing ideas.

Student Research in Action

Meleana Cabales

Music major Meleana Cabales' research project on Filipino music traditions culminated in a public lecture and recital at a downtown Charleston church.

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Timara Vereen

Timara Vereen, a Biology and psychology double-major, is using bioinformatic computations to gauge the impact that mud snails are having on our local ecosystems.

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Students in the Hart lab conduct experiments

Public health major Tita Curtin and marine biology major Eric Conger are part of a research team seeking solutions to plastic pollution.

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Aj Williamson and Allen Duggar

Religious studies majors AJ Williamson and Allen Duggar teamed up to examine the complex religious history at the College of Charleston.

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