Getting Academic Credit for Undergraduate Research
Students who are engaged in research and scholarly activities sometimes choose to enroll in courses to gain course credit for their work. These courses vary by field of study and may be listed in the course catalog as Independent Study, Independent Research, Internship, Senior Thesis, Directed Studies, or various other titles. If you are interested in enrolling in a course for research credit, you must be working with a UNLV faculty member who has agreed to supervise your research coursework. The specific course in which you enroll will be guided by your field of study, the type of research or scholarly activity you are engaged in, and your faculty mentor. Be sure to discuss this option with your faculty mentor and an academic advisor prior to enrolling in a research credit course.