AU is committed to providing the structure and environment for undergraduates to succeed in scholarly research, creative endeavor, and professional development.
CASandSISboth provide a hub of resources for students looking to hone their skills. TheUniversity Library, too, is an excellent resource.
TheOffice of Merit Awardsassists students pursuing nationally competitive awds and offers for sophomores theEarly Identification Program, which prepares them for Rhodes Scholarships, Marshall Scholarships, Truman Scholarships, Boren Scholarships, Fulbright Grants, and Goldwater Scholarships, among others.
Many majors offer courses in research and research methodology, and AU offers sevenlearning communities—each with their own mission—that equip first-year students to start down the path of undergraduate research. Talented sophomores will soon be able apply to programs that result in Honors in their major or field.