Earn Academic Credit
Participate in a Vertically Integrated Project (VIP)
Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) is a program created to increase student access to hands-on learning with faculty mentors and diverse teams. Faculty working on long-term projects that need students from multiple disciplines and skill areas are invited to create a VIP course. Students are then able to join their team and earn 1-2 credits per semester at the 200, 400, or 500 level. Learn more about VIP here!
Gain internship experience
Participating in research-related internships is a great way to apply what you’re learning in your major while making connections in your professional field. At Boise State, you can earn internship credits through Career Services, earning one credit for every 45 hours worked on a project. Learn more about internships for academic credit here.
Enroll in an Undergraduate Research Experience course
Every department has designated course numbers for undergraduate research experience. If you have identified a research mentor, they can request that a section of the course be created for them to mentor you for academic credit.
Students who have earned less than 54 credits can enroll in course number 283 (for example, CHEM 283), and juniors and seniors can enroll in course number 479 (for example, SPAN 479). Depending on the intensity of the research experience, you can earn 1 to 3 credits.