Research experience in one or more of the following programs will definitely help you prepare for graduate studies and get the most out of your UCLA experience. Here are only a few of several great opportunities available to you as an English or American Literature & Culture major.

  • McNair Research Scholars Program

    The goals of the UCLA McNair Research Scholars Program are to prepare undergraduates to get into the best graduate programs in the country and to excel in graduate school on the way to earning a PhD in the Humanities or Social Sciences.

  • Student Research Program (SRP)
SRP is open to all undergraduates but designed mainly for lower division students as an entry level research experience.

For more information: Please plan to attend one of the SRP orientation workshops held early each quarter. You can find workshop schedules on MyUCLA by subscribing to "Undergraduate Research."

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  • UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

    The programs are designed for students who plan to pursue the PhD degree and enter academic careers. Students will either assist the faculty member in an ongoing research project or work collaboratively with the mentor in designing a new project of mutual interest.

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**Visit the Undergraduate Research Center's web page for more information and helpful tips on how to create a project, find a mentor, etc.