• Undergraduate Research

    Achieving University Honors requires that students participate in the wide range of undergraduate research experiences that Hamline offers and values (minimum 250 points, maximum 400 points). Towards this, students must complete at least one significant research experience.  Students must provide evidence of attendance and reflective engagement, and no points can be awarded until a reflective piece is submitted.  The number of points awarded depends on the nature of the engagement, the time committed, and the quality of the submitted reflection. All points awards are at the discretion of the Director of Honors.

    Undergraduate Research: Achievement


    Honors Learning Contracts (Guidelines and Submission Form) (100 point maximum)


    Independent study course that is a research project


    Summer collaborative research in the Humanities, Fine Arts, or Social Sciences


    Summer research in the Natural Sciences (any department)


    Departmental Honors Project (DHP)


    Presenting your research at a Hamline or local academic conference (no committee selection of abstract)


    Presenting your research at a regional or national academic conference (in which an abstract is accepted by a panel or department)


    Four-credit 5000-level research (or creative) course, grade of B+ or better. Please note: (1) not all 5000-level courses qualify. Students must confirm with instructors and program or department chairs that the course in question requires students to produce original research or creative work. (2) most students will take only one four-credit 5000-level research or creative course, as the capstone course in their major.


    Research points cannot come solely from fulfilling the requirements of the student’s course of study (his/her major(s), minor(s), and certification(s)).