What is ROP?


Research Opportunity Program (ROP)

We offer undergraduate students the chance to work on cutting edge research; one-on-one with our leading and highly qualified instructors in one of our many departments on campus.

Through the ROP you will gain practical skills and knowledge that can be applied to careers or toward future graduate studies. You will use your experiences to build strong relationships with instructors, learn about exciting new developments in their research field, and explore new areas of interest.

Most importantly, you become involved in hands-on formal research. Now, where else would you find practical research training in an undergraduate setting?

To top it all off, if you are successful in gaining a spot in the ROP you will earn a half (0.5) or full (1.0) course credit upon completion of the course. That's right, not only do you get this fantastic experience under your belt you have it count where it counts - on your transcript!

Be sure to explore the website to gain a better understanding of just what the Research Opportunity Program has to offer and...discover the possibilities!

The application/approval process is entirely online. Users log into the ROPAPP using their UTORID to view projects and submit application(s) directly to participating instructors! Click on the ROPAPP link in the menu on the right for more information.


Additional Information

♦ Participation in the Research Opportunity Program is on a volunteer basis only, students will not be paid for their participation.

♦ There is a course fee for the ROP, it is the standard fee for a half or full-year course.

♦ Students are required to submit a Cover Letter & Resume with their application(s).

♦ There is no final exam in this course; however, for most courses, students are expected to keep a journal to record meetings, progress of the project and what was learned about the project, in particular the nature of research in general.

♦ Students are expected to meet regularly with their supervisor, and can be evaluated in other ways deemed suitable by their supervisor.

♦ Departments participating in this program will have a "_99Y" designation after their department code for this course (i.e. CHM299Y; BIO399Y).


About the Process

*Students will be notified via email the status of their submitted applications.

*Students will not be permitted to accept more than one ROP course, per academic session. Each course will bear the three-letter designator of the sponsoring program (i.e. ENG399Y5; SOC399Y5; etc.).

*Only successful students will be automatically registered in their ROP course during the normal registration period for the Summer, Fall, Winter and Fall/Winter.