Undergraduate Certificate

Current Regis University students are eligible to enroll in the Undergraduate Research Certificate program. Scroll down for information on how to apply. If you're not yet a Regis student, contact your admissions counselor for more information.

Make Research the Center of Your Regis Education

When it comes to job opportunities and career advancement, there is a rising demand for people who are savvy in both qualitative and quantitative research. From business and health care to education and public policy, researchers are an essential part of any organization’s decision-making process.

The Undergraduate Research Certificate at Regis is a unique program that will help you develop these sought-after skills. Through faculty-guided research projects, you will have the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge within your chosen major, engage in cross-disciplinary research, familiarize yourself with new technology and develop meaningful mentor relationships with your professors. Throughout this dynamic program, you will hone your research skills and become an independent, self-motivated scholar within your undergraduate field.

Program Snapshot

Program Format
On-campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters

Tuition for the 23-24 Academic Year

Sample Research Classes

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URC 250: Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Ethics

Explore diverse methods for discovery and knowledge construction in the social sciences, sciences, arts and humanities as you engage in the critical exploration of research language, ethics and approaches.

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URC 491E-W: Undergraduate Research

Gain valuable real-world research skills in the discipline of your choice while participating in collaborative research alongside a faculty mentor.

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URC 495: Communication and Dissemination of Research

Develop fundamental skills in research communication and dissemination, with a focus on presenting to both professional and lay audiences.

Ashley Fricks Gleason

Faculty Spotlight

Ashley Fricks-Gleason, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor, Neuroscience and Director, URISE (Undergraduate Research, Inquiry, and Scholarly Engagement) Program
Hometown: Dove Canyon, CA

Students from any discipline are welcome to pursue the certificate. Our most recent cohort includes students engaged in research in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, criminal justice, health and exercise science, mathematics, neuroscience, nursing, philosophy, psychology and more.

Learn more about Dr. Fricks-Gleason

Program Details

Get all the details on our Undergraduate Research Certificate program, including course requirements and application materials.

Research Career Paths

Graduate School

Put your research skills to use as you pursue an advanced degree in your chosen field of study.

Nonprofit Sector

Make an impact in the nonprofit world using strong research-based and data-driven decision making.

Private/Business Sector

Use qualitative and quantitative research methods to help organizations thrive and stay competitive.

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Sample Student Projects

Students in any major can enroll in the Undergraduate Research Certificate program and gain unique, practical experience in their fields. Learn more about how our undergraduate scholars have embarked on research projects tailored to their interests and supported by our expert faculty along the way.

Explore Student Research
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Choose Jesuit Education

Regis University follows in the heritage of the Jesuit Catholic order, prioritizing the development of the whole person while preparing you for the modern world. Learn more about our tradition of excellence and the benefits of a Jesuit education.

How to Apply

To apply for the Undergraduate Research Certificate program, current Regis students may email Program Director Ashley Fricks-Gleason, Ph.D., to express interest and request information. The priority application deadline is February 17, 2023.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year: $41,990/year (fall and spring semesters)
For information on program-specific fees visit Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Part-time tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,400/credit hour

Tuition does not include fees, room and board or personal expenses. For full cost of attendance information, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Check out our Net Price Calculator to get a better look at what your financial aid package may include.

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Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

| Early Decision: Oct. 1
| First-Year Students: Jan. 1
| International Students: March 1
| Transfer Students: June 1