At the Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences, research unites faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the search for new knowledge through academic methods of inquiry. The new knowledge generated by research and the process of inquiry itself are central to the education and formation of students.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research holds a pivotal role in shaping the educational experience and fostering the intellectual growth of students. It embodies the university’s commitment to excellence in scholarship and its dedication to producing well-rounded, critical thinkers. By providing undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in hands-on research, the College of Arts & Sciences enhances the depth of their understanding and nurtures skills essential for success in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Undergraduate research empowers students to explore their passions, contribute to meaningful discoveries, and develop as active participants in the scholarly community, ultimately preparing them for a lifetime of impactful leadership and innovation.

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Graduate Research

Graduate students are not merely recipients of knowledge but active contributors to the ever-expanding realm of scholarship. Their research endeavors are vital in pushing the boundaries of human understanding, producing breakthroughs in diverse fields, and driving forward the frontiers of knowledge. By fostering a culture of inquiry, collaboration, and intellectual rigor, Georgetown empowers its graduate students to become leaders, problem solvers, and changemakers who will influence their respective disciplines and society at large. Graduate student research is the heartbeat of Georgetown’s academic community, propelling us toward a future marked by innovation, creativity, and progress.

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Faculty Research

Faculty research at the College of Arts & Sciences is the bedrock upon which the institution’s reputation for academic excellence and innovation is built. Our faculty members are exceptional scholars and researchers who not only impart knowledge to their students but actively contribute to the world’s collective understanding. Their groundbreaking work spans across diverse disciplines, addressing critical societal issues, advancing scientific frontiers, and delving into the depths of the human experience. Faculty research work reflects the caliber of our institution and elevates Georgetown’s position as a global leader in academia and as an R1-designated research institution.

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Designation as an “R1” institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Georgetown’s spirit of innovation spans the laboratory and the classroom. The university’s R1 status reflects its strengths both in the realm of science but also across, and in conjunction with, the broad range of other disciplines in which faculty have expertise. This depth of expertise is in turn brought to bear in training tomorrow’s investigators.