Be Curious, Ask Questions
The Honors College research methods class is designed to help you set the tone and pace of your college career. You'll be encouraged to explore topics that enliven your curiosity, and you'll learn new ways of investigation, comparison, and critical thinking — all of which will apply to your future at Mason and beyond.
Your Research Will Have Meaning
Mason is a top-ranked research institution; research of consequence is a priority throughout the university. For Honors College students, this means that opportunities to participate in and even lead research are readily available. You'll be encouraged to ask questions, to seek research training, and to contribute in ways that make an impact.
You'll Work on Funded Projects
Funding is a major challenge in research activities. Mason's research expenditures exceed $100 million, and a portion of that funding is directed to undergraduate research. The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program offers stipends to students who design research or creative projects with guidance from a faculty mentor. The Office of Student Creative Activities and Research offers grants to fund original student research and funds student travel to academic conferences.