The Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences serves all students in humanities, arts, social science, and behavioral science disciplines. We invite you to explore our website or drop by our office (A334 Murphy Hall) to find out more about our programs and services. We look forward to meeting you!


Conducting research as an undergraduate is an excellent way to gain experiences and skills that will benefit you both academically and professionally, preparing you for graduate school and a wide variety of careers.

Participating in undergraduate research lets you:

  • Work one-on-one with faculty,
  • Participate in cutting-edge research projects with far-reaching impacts,
  • Make significant contributions to a field you care about, and
  • Enhance your competitiveness for high-level employment and admission to graduate and professional schools.


Our primary mission is to promote, develop, and celebrate undergraduate student research, with the overall goal of enhancing undergraduate education and preparing students for careers in all areas.

Through experiencing the processes of scholarly discovery and the dissemination of their results, students become fully engaged members of the research community.



Student Spotlight - Therese Boles

Meet fourth-year UCLA undergraduate researcher Therese Boles! Therese…

Student Spotlight - Julia Nakamura

Meet fourth-year UCLA student researcher Julia Nakamura! Julia…

Ethnographic Research on a Secret Society, by Conor O'Brien

Whether completing a literature review, gaining access to communities…

Conducting Qualitative Research in an LA High School, by Bernice Andrade

Not sure what research approach to use? I had the same concern…


Undergraduate Research Center–Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
A334 Murphy Hall
Box 951430
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1430

Phone: 310.825.2935
Fax: 310.267.5515
E-mail: urhass@college.ucla.edu

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