Undergraduate Research

Research Tools
CUR: membership, 
Qualtrics: survey maker,
CITI: ethics training & 
SOC: internships.
Image: desk with laptop screen showing research tool logos (CUR, Qualtrics, CITI, Student Opportunity Center)


Smith Institute encourages curiosity and collaboration and celebrates research achievements that impact the JCSU community by organizing, facilitating, and promoting programs for JCSU students, faculty, staff, and community members to support productive engagement in research activities and enhance the research culture at Johnson C. Smith University.

Student Benefits of Undergraduate Research

  • Explore career directions
  • Enhance your resume
  • Prepare for graduate or professional school
  • Contribute knowledge in your field
  • Impact the world!
  • Build transferable skills:
    • Written and oral communication
    • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
    • Summarize information
    • Publicly advocate for and defend work

What We Do

  • Smith Institute strives to provide leading edge topics and research methods for students, faculty, the surrounding communities, and region, which provide emergent hypotheses for solving problems and creating solutions.
  • Smith Institute seeks transdisciplinary inquiry, built upon a foundation drawing from and respecting the scholarship and methodological orientation of disciplines as varied as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and performance arts; social sciences, history, and professional studies.
  • Smith Institute draws upon Johnson C. Smith University’s considerable legacy of action research for community development.
  • Smith Institute emphasizes state-of-the-art computational research methods to promote student level mastery for academic success and leadership in the workplace of tomorrow.

The contents of this Smith Institute for Applied Research publication were developed under the Title III Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA), Award Number P031B150062, from the Department of Education. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Johnson C. Smith University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Johnson C. Smith University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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