Arts + Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE)

An academic adventure for curious + creative freshmen

In the College, we believe that learning should take you places you’ve never been and make you think in ways you’ve never thought before. The Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE) is your ticket to an academic adventure.

ASURE combines the best practices of liberal arts learning—master teaching and mentorship, problem-solving challenges, faculty-led research, and project-based learning experiences. Whatever path you choose after graduation, ASURE will prepare you to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically—qualities we in the College believe necessary for you to pursue a successful and meaningful life.

What is ASURE?

The Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience is a two-course sequence taken during the first and second semesters of your freshman year. While earning full credit toward your degree through coursework, project-based learning, and lab work, you’ll encounter fascinating ideas and pursue questions of your own—all with the support of a community of enthusiastic learners and engaged faculty.

Note: Some ASURE Science experiences include a third semester. Please see courses and experiences for more details.

The application is open

Seats are limited. Eligible incoming College of Arts and Sciences freshmen should apply by Monday, March 9 for priority consideration.

Apply for ASURE

Choose a path

Your adventure begins with choosing a path:

  • ASURE Interdisciplinary
  • ASURE Sciences
  • ASURE Psychological and Brain Sciences

As you explore your options, pay close attention to course eligibility.

Explore ASURE courses + experiences