Our students are in demand as research partners as early as their first year and can be partnered with a faculty mentor through the Villanova Match Research Program for First-Year Students, or simply by expressing strong interest in a professor’s research specialty.

Our CLAS faculty are currently working on critical research projects funded by both private and national entities, including the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Archives and Records Administration, among others. These substantial grants enable professors to involve more students in their work—which is published in leading academic journals and makes a true impact in their respective fields. Faculty serve as mentors to their students, encouraging them to take their findings a step farther and to answer important questions.

Students may be invited to attend major academic conferences with their faculty mentors, or even have their work published as an author on a major paper before their undergraduate years are over.