Student Research Opportunities

Directed Research/Directed Study Registration

Under the direction of a faculty member, students may earn Directed Research or Directed Study credits for special projects. Occasionally special topics classes are also offered under Directed Study course numbers.

University guidelines indicate one credit of Directed Study or Research comprise of approximately 45 hours of effort. Generally it would be difficult for a student to take more than one or two credits of Directed Research or Directed Study per semester, given the above time requirements.

Directed Research and Directed Study may be taken on the A/F or S/N grading basis. The student and faculty director should discuss which grading basis to use before the student registers.

Students may count Directed Research and Directed Study credits toward the required 15 credits of electives (even if taken on the S/N grading basis).

Additional Research Opportunities

  • Melendy Summer Research Scholarship
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) - Pharmacy students who do not have a baccalaureate degree are eligible

To register for Directed Research and Directed Study, students need faculty permission. After discussion with a faculty member who agrees to direct the research or study, the faculty member will need to fill out this form to submit a request. If faculty have any questions about filling out the form they can contact Dede Johnston |

Students seeking to complete research over the summer months can apply for a Melendy/Peters Summer Research Scholarship. This $5,000 scholarship is meant to cover living expenses for students completing research on a full time basis over the summer months.