At UNCG, students enjoy close working relationships with faculty and a wide range of opportunities to experience research and scholarship at the professional level.


Undergraduate research and scholarship activities are facilitated by:

  • Direct connections between faculty and students. Many students reach out to faculty in their fields of interest to ask if they offer independent study or mentorship opportunities in their labs, offices, or studios. 
  • Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity. URSCO sponsors a wide variety of programmatic activities for students and faculty members including training, internal funding for faculty or student collaborations, and a yearly student research expo.
  • Campus-wide initiatives. UNCG is home to several federally and foundation-funded programs that are dedicated to increasing student access to high-impact experiences in STEM, the humanities, and more.

The Graduate School is responsible for the welfare of all the graduate programs on campus and approximately 3600 graduate students from 33 states and 34 foreign countries.

The University offers doctoral degrees in 26 areas of study, 55 master’s degrees, 2 specialists in education degrees, and more than 50 graduate certificate programs.

Research conducted in these programs is supported by a wide array of funding mechanisms, including several large federal training grants. 

Beyond Academics

The Office of Research and Engagement is proud to house and support the Office of Comprehensive Transition and Post-Secondary Education, the organization responsible for Beyond Academics at UNCG.

Through Beyond Academics, the University offers students with intellectual disabilities a four-year certificate course of study called Integrative Community Studies.

This course of study prepares students for a self-determined lifestyle, emphasizing careers, meaningful avocations, and community living.

Students completing requirements for graduation receive a certificate awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Studies.