Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry (OURCI) exists to foster and strengthen the culture of undergraduate scholarly inquiry at Towson University.

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Mission

The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (OURCI) seeks to provide guidance and opportunities for undergraduate students to pursue advanced scholarly work in all fields of study. Aligned with TU’s core characteristic of “academic excellence,” OURCI promotes research and scholarly inquiry as these foster the individualization of students’ academic exploration and intellectual growth.

Definition

Undergraduate research is defined as an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate that makes or contributes to an original intellectual or creative discovery to the discipline. OURCI, a unit within the Office of the Provost, oversees university-level programs that provide opportunities for students to engage in research with a TU faculty mentor. These close collaborations between faculty and students provide a forum for faculty to teach and mentor undergraduates on a one-on-one basis outside the classroom.  

 

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Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Location
Administration Building
Room 311
Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.