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Opportunities

There are several opportunities for Coastal undergraduate students to engage in research on campus. It requires your initiative to search for positions available or to express your interests to faculty in the field. Some approaches could be:

• Enroll in a course that focuses on research (see the listing below) Check Webadvisor or visit the relevant department to find out who typically teaches the course and arrange to meet with the faculty member to ask some questions about the research component of the class  

• Talk with faculty about their research interest and potential need for student assistants to help with that research (this could be for pay or for academic credit or neither, but it can be a positive addition to your resume!)

• Get hired as a student worker to conduct research on campus, through a grant or through a particular department, center or unit.

• Get hired as a student intern (paid or unpaid / for academic credit) on or off campus that includes research activities and results in research findings  (see www.coastal.edu/career for internship postings and jobs on campus)

Consider scholarship opportunities offered by many organizations off campus from Fulbright www.fulbright.org/  to Rotary International www.rotary.org  Contact Charmaine Tomczyk charmain@coastal.edu for more information about application processes, deadlines, essay writing and/or mock interviews.

For students involved in or interested in getting involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) research, click www.webguru.neu.edu for information on many aspects of undergraduate research. The National Science Foundation offers Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) in many diverse fields of study. Click http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm to see the variety of subject areas and opportunities.

There are more than eighty (80) Coastal Carolina University Undergraduate Courses (as of 2012) that involve undergraduate research. Check the University Catalog for a full description of the courses listed below or visit the academic department that offers the course for more information about when the course is offered and who are the faculty members who teach them.

ANTH 399 Independent Study
ARTH 499 Special topics in Visual Culture
ARTS 399 Independent Study
ARTD 450 Ashes2Art: Digital Reconstructions
ARTE 499 Special Topics in Art
BIOL 300 Biology Seminar
BIOL 399 Independent Study
BIOL 499 Directed Undergraduate Research
CBAD 357 Marketing Research
CBAD 399 Independent Study
CBAD 499 Selected topics in business
CHEM 299 Introduction to Research (small scale projects)
CHEM 399 Independent Study (may include research)
CHEM 499 Directed Undergraduate Research
COMM 276 Communication Research
COMM 311 Health Communication (may include research)
COMM 399 Independent Study in Communication (may include research)
COMM 410 Special Topics (may include research)
COMM 491 Communication Capstone: thesis
COMM 492 Communication Capstone: project
CSCI 499 Topics in Computer Science
ECON 399 Independent Study
ECON 490 Senior Research Seminar
ECON 495 The Service Learning Experience in Economics
EDUC 399 Independent Study
EDUC 402 Special Topics
ENGL 300 Critical Conversations in English
ENGL 399 Independent Study
ENGL 496 Senior Thesis in English
ENVI 399 Independent Study
ENVI 499 Directed Undergraduate Research
EXSS 399 Independent Study in Exercise and sport science
EXSS 499 Directed undergraduate Research in Exer. and sport Sci.
FREN 399 Independent Study
GEOG 399 Independent Study
GEOL 399 Independent Study
GEOL 499 Directed Undergraduate Research
GERM 399 Independent Study
HPRO 399 Independent Study
HPRO 499 Directed Undergraduate Research
HIST 250 Historical Research and Writing
HIST 492, 493,494 Topics in History
HIST 499 Senior Thesis
HONR 399 Independent Study
HONR 499 Honors Senior Thesis/Project
IDS 399 Independent Study
JOUR 489 Journalism Special Topics Seminar (may include research)
MSCI 399 Independent Study
MSCI 403 Environmental Internships
MSCI 497 Marine Science Senior Thesis
MSCI 499 Directed Undergraduate Research
MATH 399 Independent Study / Internship
MATH 490 Seminar in Mathematics
MATH 499 Directed Undergraduate Research
PHIL 399 Independent Study (may include research)
PHIL 399H Interdisciplinary Independent Study
PHIL 490 Capstone seminar
PHED 399 Independent Study
PHYS 398 Physics Seminar (small scale projects)
PHYS 399 Independent Study (may include research)
PHYS 499 Directed Undergraduate Research
POLI 399 Independent Study
POLI 431 Model UN
POLI 440 South Carolina State Legislative Process
POLI 448 Mock Trial
POLI 491 Topics in Government and International Studies
POLI 499 Senior thesis
PSYC 226/L Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 399 Independent Study
PSYC 489 Special Topics in Psychology
PSYC 497/L Applied Research in Psychology
PSYC 498 /499 Individual Research
RSM 399 Independent Study
RSM 432 Research & Evaluation in Rec and Sport Mgmt.
RSM 482 Special Topics in Recreation and Sport Mgmt
RSM 499 Directed Undergraduate Research
SOC 331/L Methods in Social Sciences
SOC 399 Independent Study
SOC 498 Topics in Sociology
SOC 497 Sociology Senior Thesis

THEA 498 Musical Theatre Capstone                                                                        THEA 499 Theater Capstone Project
UNIV 498 Interdisciplinary Studies Senior Seminar
WGST 498 Capstone Seminar