URSP Program Requirements

Requirements to Graduate as a University Research Scholar 

URSP offers students a suite of activities that will not only prepare them for research, but will enhance their resume and prepare them for whatever their post graduation plans are. There are  Core Requirements that must be met before graduation to be recognized as URSP at graduation. Then their is a selection of other activities that students can choose from to tailor their individual interests. A minimum of 8 points must be earned by completing Professional Development Activities of your choice.

Year 1 Fall Core Requirements

Take Research and Creativity (HUM2930), (With permission from the Director, in the event of a scheduling problem students may enroll in Science for Life).
Attend the Fall Undergraduate Research Expo.
Attend 1 URSP Research Seminar.
Attend the Fall Undergraduate Research Symposia.
Create an E-Portfolio.
Attend 1 URSP or CURBS Workshops.
Read 1 Common Reads book.

Meet with your mentor in the Fall.
Complete the Initial Acceptance Survey and Post-Research and Creativity Survey.


Year 1 Spring Core Requirements

Attend all URSP Information Sessions and Meetings
Take a CURE course (Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience)
Meet with your mentor in the Spring
Attend the Spring Undergraduate Research Symposiums
Attend 1 Research Seminars
Attend 1 URSP or CURBS Workshops
Read 1 Common Reads book
Update E-Portfolio

Complete the Post-CURE Survey and End of Year 1 Survey

Years 2 through Graduation Requirements

Complete a minimum of 4 semester of research (at least 2 must be consecutive). Students may substitute one semester with an internship, design team, or study abroad — contact Dr. Anne Donnelly (adonn@ufl.edu) for exceptions.
Attend at least one research seminar per year.
Attend at least one Undergraduate Research Symposium per year.
Update your E-Portfolio once per yeaar.
Present at 2 Research Symposiums

Professional Development Activities - Point System

Activities Worth 1 Point:
Present at a research seminar (Limit 2 – Does not have to be in the same year)
Join the URSP Student Advisory Board (Limit 1)
Present two times at UF Undergraduate Symposium (Limit 2 -Does not have to be in the same year)
Meeting all mentorship requirements (Limit 2)
Submit research to UF Journal for Undergraduate Research (JUR) (Limit 3)
Tiny Talks (0.5 points each, max 2 – Does not have to be in the same year)
Networking Point (0.5 points each, max 2)

Activities Worth 2 Points (Limit 1 each):
Present at a state/regional-level research conference
Submit research for publication in a peer-reviewed journal
Become a University Scholar (USP)

Activities Worth 3 Points (Limit 1 each):
Present at a national-level research conference
Publish research in a peer-reviewed journal
Submit a senior/honors research thesis
Complete a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Participate in Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP)

Other Opportunities

*Other Opportunities We Encourage URSP Scholars to Participate in:*

Apply to University Scholars Program
Become an URSP peer mentor
Join the URSP Advisory Board
Present at the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference