Discover the unknown through undergraduate research

Ever dreamed of discovering a new process?

Of making things no one has ever made before? Of getting your hands dirty and creating solutions to current problems like energy, infrastructure, and more?Getting involved in research is a great way to do that! It’s possible to start from as early as the beginning of freshman year. In fact, read and watch here to see how we got involved in research. The topics range from waste water treatment, fuel cells, cyber security.. the list goes on. Take your interests and get a hands on experience!.

Here’s how you can get started with research

Hover over and click the images to the right to learn more about how you can get started in undergraduate research from day one.

Research Center

Click to read about all the research centers on campus.

Search by Department

Find out about research opportunities by topic.

Other Opportunities

Look here to find professors with interesting research.

I work in the USC Biomechanics Lab as an undergraduate researcher; the junction of sports performance analysis, engineering and preventitive medicine fascinates me, and the work excites me every day!!! Rhea, Biomedical Engineering '19

Take a lab tour

Read about our research experiences

Travel Abroad

Spend your summer exploring new places, exciting cultures, and unique opportunities.

Study Abroad

Gain Experience

Summer internships are a great way to get real-world job experience!


Continue Learning

Make progress toward your degree by taking summer classes both on and off campus!

Summer Classes