Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Required Political Science Courses
You'll complete a major research project in PSCI 2024: Research Methods. In this course, and in optional senior seminars, you will undertake your own research projects, which you can prepare for presentation and publication.
Independent Study and Undergraduate Research
You can register for our independent study or undergraduate research courses, which provide opportunities to complete a research project with the guidance of a faculty mentor. Ask your academic advisor for more information.
Collaborations with Faculty
Department faculty are always interested in talking to students about their research. If you're curious about a professor's area of research, ask about pursuing a collaborative project.
In the University Honors Program, you will complete a thesis to fulfill requirements for the “in Honors” or “Honors Baccalaureate” degrees. It is an excellent opportunity to develop and demonstrate your knowledge and to prepare for graduate study or careers requiring advanced research skills.
ACC Research Scholars
Each year the ACC Undergraduate Research Scholars Award Committee offers funding to support the research of highly qualified students.
For more information about how Virginia Tech will award this support, contact:
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
104 Buruss Hall (0717)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Undergraduate Research Institute
- Research Expenses Grant
- Travel Grant for Presentations and Performances
- Faculty Endorsement Form
- Department Research Day Funding
University Office of Undergraduate Research
Presenting Your Research
Publishing Your Research
Each year, the College of Liberal and Human Sciences publishes a student-run undergraduate journal, which often includes submissions from students in the political science and international studies majors.