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Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program • Center for Experiential Learning

Research Courses


For Students

Many Loyola classes have a hands-on research component. These courses are usually, but not always, aimed at upper-level students. Some are capstone courses in which you conduct a research project based on material presented in the course itself. Others are more basic, giving you academic credit for research you are doing that semester in a lab or through a LUROP Fellowship.

Importantly, many undergraduate courses will earn you engaged learning credit. Engaged learning (EL) courses can be designated as internship, service learning, public performance, field work, or undergraduate research. Check out this overall list of Research Classes 2018‌ in several departments.

For Faculty

If you are interested in teaching a course that involves undergraduates heavily in a research project, you may view sample syllabi and other materials, and view a panel discussion from three faculty members who teach undergraduate research courses by clicking this link.

If you teach a course with a research component and would like to designate it as an EL undergraduate research course, or if you would like to design a research-focused course, read through this webpage to see the criteria for designating a course as an EL undergraduate research class. Read this page to learn the course approval process.

Click here to register an undergraduate research course to qualify for Engaged Learning (EL) credit.

The deadlines for proposing courses as EL courses are below:

  • October 1 for Spring Semester
  • December 1 for Summer Semester
  • February 1 for Fall Semester