Loyola University Chicago

Undergraduate Research

Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship (CELTS)

Why Research?


The Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP) empowers you—regardless of your major—to explore your research interests while working alongside a mentor. Undergraduate research enriches and expands your academic experience, allowing you to apply what you’ve learned, create new knowledge, and engage your community. Participating in undergraduate research at Loyola will help you:    

  • Connect what you’re learning in the classroom with hands-on experience
  • Develop communication, problem solving, ethical decision-making, critical reflection, and analysis skills

  • Learn discipline-specific language, research methodologies, and approaches in your field or discipline

  • Build relationships with faculty and community partners

  • Prepare for graduate school and professional careers

Undergraduate research is an exciting way to deepen your academic experience and engage Loyola’s Jesuit mission to expand knowledge in the service of humanity. Learn how you can get involved in undergraduate research at Loyola here.