Undergraduate Research Certificate (M)

The CUWAA UGR Certificate will allow students to demonstrate proficiency and competency for conducting ethical research within their specific program/major. Upon completion of all UGR Certificate requirements, the CUWAA Registrar will designate certificate completion on final transcripts.  The UGR Certificate is available to students through participating programs (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Theatre, Exercise Physiology, etc.). Any CUWAA student can contact the Office of IPE @ CUW (ipe@cuw.edu) or their Major Advisor for more information.  By completing the certificate, a student will strengthen research methods in their particular field, while learning to integrate disciplinary knowledge, enhance critical thinking and creative problem solving as well as improve communicative fluency through dissemination of research findings. 

Curriculum

Students will all complete the Research Foundations and Capstone Experience, in addition to the track of their choice.

Research Foundations
CITI Training (online) - Pass/Fail0
IPE 110: Introduction to Undergraduate Research Methods - Pass/Fail1
CCE 140Science & Humanity3
Total Hours4
Capstone Experience
Participate in CUWAA Poster Session (required) Signed form of completion uploaded to Blackboard - Pass/Fail
Final presenatation of research to UGR committee/faculty/CUAA community (required), upload presentation materials to Blackboard organization - Pass/Fail
Attend academic presentation/events (3 or more) - Pass/Fail

Choose one of the Undergrad Research Tracks Below - Chemistry, Biology, Exercise Physiology, Psychology, or Theatre.

CHEMISTRY
Research Foundations
Undergrad Reinforcement Coursework - Choose at least 6 credits:6
General Chemistry II
Analytical Chemistry
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry II
Discipline Specific Coursework - Choose at least 6 credits:6
Physical Chemistry I
Advanced Biochemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Advanced Applied Field Research
Advance Study Experience - 2 or more credits required:2
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Advanced Applied Field Research
Chemistry Senior Seminar II
Research Proposal
Psych Senior Seminar
Senior Capstone in Theatre
Special Topics
Senior Seminar
Total Hours14
BIOLOGY
Research Foundations
Undergrad Reinforcement Coursework - Choose at least 6 credits:6
Functional Human Biology II
Zoology
Biology of Microorganisms
Water Quality and Aquaponics
Additional Courses highly recommended, not required:
Environmental Ethics
Bioethical Dilemmas
Discipline Specific Coursework - Choose at least 6 credits:6
Advanced Biochemistry
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Advanced Applied Field Research
Additional Courses highly recommended, not required:
Research Ethics
Advance Study Experience - 2 or more credits required:2
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Advanced Applied Field Research
Chemistry Senior Seminar II
Research Proposal
Psych Senior Seminar
Senior Capstone in Theatre
Special Topics
Senior Seminar
Total Hours14
PSYCHOLOGY
Research Foundations
Undergrad Reinforcement Coursework - Choose at least 6 credits:6
Adolescent Development
Theories of Learning
Additional Courses highly recommended, not required:
Environmental Ethics
Bioethical Dilemmas
Discipline Specific Coursework - Choose at least 6 credits:6
Experimental Psych
Human Sexuality
Cognitive Psychology
Additional Courses highly recommended, not required:
Research Ethics
Advance Study Experience - 2 or more credits required:2
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Advanced Applied Field Research
Research Proposal
Psych Senior Seminar
Senior Capstone in Theatre
Special Topics
Senior Seminar
Total Hours14
THEATRE
Research Foundations
Undergrad Reinforcement Coursework - Choose at least 6 credits:6
Orientation to Theatre
Stagecraft I: Intro Stagecraft
Producing Children's Theatre
Musical Theatre and Dancing
Additional Courses highly recommended, not required:
Environmental Ethics
Bioethical Dilemmas
Discipline Specific Coursework - Choose at least 6 credits:6
Theatre in Education
20th Century American Drama
Stage Directing
Special Topics in Theatre
Acting III: Advanced Acting
Additional Courses highly recommended, not required:
Research Ethics
Advance Study Experience - 2 or more credits required:2
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Advanced Applied Field Research
Research Proposal
Psych Senior Seminar
Senior Capstone in Theatre
Special Topics
Senior Seminar
Total Hours14
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
Research Foundations
Undergrad Reinforcement Coursework - Choose at least 6 credits:6
Introduction to Exercise Science
Psychology of Sport
Nutrition for Wellness and Performance
Additional Courses highly recommended, not required:
Environmental Ethics
Bioethical Dilemmas
Discipline Specific Coursework - Choose at least 6 credits:6
Exercise Physiology
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Seminar in Exercise Physiology
Exercise and Chronic Disease
Additional Courses highly recommended, not required:
Research Ethics
Advance Study Experience - 2 or more credits required:2
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Advanced Applied Field Research
Research Proposal
Psych Senior Seminar
Senior Capstone in Theatre
Special Topics
Senior Seminar
Total Hours14