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 and sciences learning—master teaching and mentorship, problem-solving challenges, faculty-led lab 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 most commonly a two-course sequence taken during your freshman year. While earning 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: ASURE course sequences vary and may include a third semester or special session.