Research in the Honors Program

Preparing for Research & Exploring your Field of Study


While participating in the Honors Program, students have access to the resources and support of a large research institution, but students have the focus and attention of a smaller program as well.  Through coursework designed to develop their inquiry skills, dedicated advising that focuses and orients students toward their individual goals, and connections with faculty doing research, students in the Honors program develop into scholars and professionals who can demonstrate they are prepared for what comes next.  First year students should meet with an Honors advisor early in their first year to plan coursework that will support the development of research skills and connections with faculty members.

Additional Resources

The SOURCE – Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Engagement

Undergraduate research work takes many forms but is characterized by a spirit of inquiry, participation in the active conversation of a scholarly, professional or creative field of study, and guidance by a faculty mentor. Student research and creative projects may be produced by students at all levels in classes, labs, recitals, as part of a distinction or thesis program, or independently.  Participating in undergraduate research helps you apply what you are learning in class, find a mentor, improve your critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and pursue a topic that fascinates you.'

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Database of Research Labs, Centers, & Institutes

We encourage all students to begin exploring the many research centers, labs, and institutes at Syracuse. Whether you are an Honors student or not, we maintain a directory of contacts and information regarding research taking place at Syracuse.

Access the Directory Here

The Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

The Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA) guides undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni interested in applying for national scholarships. These external awards, usually funded by foundations or government agencies, provide funding and recognition across a range of disciplines and fields.  CFSA’s mission is to help students identify scholarship opportunities appropriate to their interests and backgrounds and to assist them through all stages of the application process, from planning to submission to interviews.

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SU Abroad

Study and travel abroad can be an important part of a student's undergraduate career. The Honors Program has resources that can help offset the cost of studying abroad through our development grants. Our advisors also play a key role in helping students make the most of using their experience abroad to engage in activities and research that will benefit them.

Explore the SU Abroad Program