Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry (URCI) aims to foster and strengthen the culture of
undergraduate scholarly inquiry at Towson University.
Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (URCI) seeks to provide guidance and opportunities
for undergraduate students to pursue advanced scholarly work in all fields of study.
Aligned with TU’s core characteristic of “academic excellence,” URCI promotes research and scholarly inquiry as these foster the individualization of students’
academic exploration and intellectual growth.
Undergraduate research is defined as an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate
that makes or contributes to an original intellectual or creative discovery to the
discipline. URCI, a unit within the Office of the Provost, oversees university-level
programs that provide opportunities for students to engage in research with a TU faculty mentor.
These close collaborations between faculty and students provide a forum for faculty
to teach and mentor undergraduates on a one-on-one basis outside the classroom.