Having research as a fundamental part of the curriculum provides the opportunity to apply what you have learned in class as well as to acquire a more in-depth understanding; to discover not only nature, but also your capabilities and interests; and to gain experience that gives you a fair advantage - wherever you may go, whatever you may do.
—Diana Hallare, Class of 2007
Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in active research projects, thereby gaining valuable hands-on experience in research methodology, problem solving, and intellectual discovery. The department provides internships in career-related areas to further engage students in the active learning process. Students planning to pursue a graduate degree are strongly urged to study an international language.