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The College of Letters & Science is the home of more than half of the funded research that takes place across the entire UWM campus. We lead the way for UWM’s R1 status – a classification for the nation’s universities with the highest level of research activity. From drug discovery to the impact of social media, anxiety disorders to voter behavior, and everything in between, the faculty, students and staff in Letters & Science produce and disseminate new knowledge across all of our fields of study.

We are especially proud of our commitment to UWM’s undergraduate research program. Our faculty are highly engaged in bringing undergraduates into their projects and their labs for hands-on learning which in turn builds a career-oriented resume even before graduation. Unlike some big universities, we encourage all students to engage in this type of experiential learning:

  • Students can start as early as the summer before freshman year. They do not have to wait until junior or senior year.
  • There is no minimum GPA to engage in guided research.
  • Students can join a research project whether it’s housed inside or outside of their major. Real life projects cross department boundaries and require problem solving (and team members) that isn’t limited to just one subject area.

We’ve pulled out our recent feature stories about our faculty and student researchers or check out our full monthly magazine, In Focus.

If you are looking for information in a specific academic discipline, please visit that department or program’s website.