Lafayette students have the opportunity to do research on their own, with faculty guidance, through independent studies and honors theses, and to undertake research jointly with a faculty member.

Some students even go on to co-author papers with professors and present findings at scientific conferences.

EXCEL Scholars

What is the EXCEL Scholars program? Only one of the richest educational experiences you can have as a college student! Get connected with a professor to work and learn together as one of our EXCEL Scholars.
Learn more about the EXCEL Scholars program.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) showcases research done by undergraduates in all fields of study. Students can give oral presentations, participate in poster sessions, present original artwork, or give a performance in dance, music, or theater.
Learn more about the National Conference on Undergraduate Research

LEARN Program

If you’re a neuroscience major, take note of a unique partnership that takes place every summer: The LEARN Program connects you with Lafayette alumni who work in the neurosciences. You’ll take part in cutting-edge research while receiving a full-time salary for 8 to 10 weeks. And your travel and housing expenses are covered.
See more about the Neuroscience major