Updated May 25, 2021

Effective June 1, 2021, the Research Operational Plan (ROP) program is no longer required for research and creative activities, both on-campus and in the field. Click here for more information regarding research ramp-up.

Until further notice, our staff are working remotely. We welcome you to contact us over the phone (310.825.2935) or by email ( during our normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Click here for more information about our virtual support and resources for students and faculty.



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 to find out more about our programs and services. We look forward to meeting you!


Conducting research or creative inquiry 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 and creative inquiry lets you:

  • Work one-on-one with faculty,
  • Participate in cutting-edge research and creative 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.


Although we cannot meet with you in person, our team remains ready to assist you virtually. Click here for more information about virtual support and resources like online workshops and advising appointments.

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Our primary mission is to promote, develop, and celebrate undergraduate student research and creative inquiry, 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 and creative community.