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FACTS ABOUT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AT OHIO STATE:

    1. Undergraduate research occurs across all colleges, departments and disciplines, including the arts to zoology and everything in-between.
    2. Undergraduate research may be conducted in laboratories, the field, the library, an art studio, or on a computer. 
    3. The number of hours committed to undergraduate research varies by discipline, by faculty advisor, by project, and even over the course of a single project. 
    4. There is no one right time to start research, though the majority of students start in their sophomore or junior years.
    5. Compensation for undergraduate research may be in the form of voluntary experience, academic credit, scholarships, salary, or work study.
    6. Undergraduate research may be conducted outside of your major.
    7. There are federal requirements for research involving human or animal subjects.
    8. Students who complete a research thesis will earn "graduation with research distinction" on their diploma.
    9. Students who conduct undergraduate research include the experience in applications for graduate school, professional school or on their resume when seeking a job. 
    10. Undergraduate researchers have many opportunities to present or publish their research achievements on campus, in undergraduate research journals, at professional conferences or as co-authors in professional journals.