Research Option: The ONLY Option. The Research Option (RO) offers students the opportunity for a substantial, in-depth research experience. It offers students a taste for what long-term research can be like and provides extensive experience not found within a typical course setting. One-on-one student and faculty mentoring is also a highlight of the experience. Students are strongly encouraged at the end of their experience to work with their faculty mentor to develop a journal publication or conference presentation on the research in addition to the actual thesis. Completion of the RO is noted on the student’s transcript.
The Research Option is open to all students, but is designed for two distinct student groups:
- Future Graduate School Students – Those students who will continue their education in pursuit of graduate degrees, such as a MA and Ph.D. programs, should give serious consideration to the Research Option. The RO is a thesis-base program, thus providing an opportunity to get first-hand experience in substantive research. It is an excellent way to gain skills and insight into the academic process and can assist in making the decision to pursue a further degree where a Masters thesis or Doctoral dissertation is required.
- Professional-track students who are planning a career in research and development after graduation. Many positions at scientific and technical firms are research-intensive and companies favor graduates possessing this practical skill set. The thesis provides a cohesive opportunity to develop those skills and will generate an impressive addition to a job-seeker’s portfolio.
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For additional information, please contact the UROP office at UROP@gatech.edu.
To submit your intent to pursue the Research Option and receive directions to enroll in LCC 4701 go here.
To enroll in LCC 4702 submit the form found here.
“Unlike every other research paper I have ever written, my thesis is unique because the experiments that I discuss are ones that I performed, the analyses were done by me, the results are those that I found.” –Ethan Speir
For a better look into the benefits of the Research Option, click here to see an Interview with Research Option Student Ethan Speir!