Research at the Burnett Honors College
Whether it is the need to develop an intellectual curiosity or a desire for academic growth, students of all disciplines have
the opportunity to enhance their education by becoming active participants in research. Undergraduate research is not limited
to a “type”; every student can benefit academically and personally from research experience. While academic class work
provides the basic principles of each area of study, individual scholarly exploration affords students a well-roundedness
that culminates in a contribution to the future of that disciplines understanding. Additionally, students who design their
own research projects or become involved as a team member in a faculty mentor’s research are making a solid commitment to a
world of knowledge.
The Burnett Honors College has had a long tradition of providing students with exceptional research experiences. Available to
every undergraduate student at the University of Central Florida, The Burnett Honors College offers two exemplary research
programs that augment the undergraduate academic career: Burnett Research Scholars (formerly SMART), and Honors in the Major.
By becoming involved in these programs, students have the opportunity to develop their own ideas, network with the campus
community, and create valuable relationships with faculty. Students who have participated in these research programs have
maintained a competitive edge when applying to graduate school and the job market, presented at conferences both nationally and
globally, published in academic journals, and received prestigious scholarships, fellowships and study abroad opportunities.