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Curious about BYU: Is it a research university?

Hi everyone, I'm looking at colleges and was curious if Brigham Young University (BYU) is considered a research university. Does BYU offer many research opportunities for undergrads? If so, in which fields? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great you're considering Brigham Young University (BYU) for attending college. Yes, BYU is considered a research university, and in fact, it's categorized under the 'Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity' classification by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

BYU offers numerous research opportunities for undergraduate students across various fields. Some of the prominent fields with active research at BYU include Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, among others. One example of an undergrad research program is the Mentored Research Assistants (MRAs) program by the College of Life Sciences, which involves students working directly with faculty mentors on research projects.

Keep in mind that research opportunities might vary for each department, so it's a good idea to explore the department websites you're interested in to get more details. Best of luck with your college search process!

9 months ago

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