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Research Programs

Western Carolina is proud to offer full-time undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in formal undergraduate research programs on campus. Take a moment to explore the program offerings that might be a good fit for you.

The National Science Foundation Sponsored L.E.A.R.N.™ Program 



Are you interested in the science, technology, engineering, or math fields? Are you planning to be an incoming transfer student? Are you interested in being part of a community that participates in a research experience?

If so, then L.E.A.R.N.™ more about our learning community. Our program is proudly sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Scholarship opportunities available! Learn More

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)



WCU's Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is an intensive 8-week program, and a unique opportunity for students and faculty to engage in problem-based inquiry over the summer.

Accepted students enjoy building community, attending workshops to strengthen professional skills, and earn a stipend. This program is open to all full-time WCU undergraduate students in all majors. Learn More

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