Undergraduate Studies is a student advocate unit which provides a quality assurance program for first-and-second year students. In collaboration with the academic colleges, it ensures preparation for the rigor of their intended majors, engagement in leadership, service, citizenship, and community development activities.
Undergraduate Studies is comprised of three major programs: The First Year Experience, W. E. B. Du Bois Honors College, and University College; and six ancillary programs: Freshman/Transfer Orientation and Welcome Week, First-Year Assessment, First-Year Advisement, Student Retention Services, Transfer Services, and Comprehensive Academic Support Services.
The Center for Undergraduate Research, operating under Title III, administers mini-grants to faculty to mentor students and showcase work at the annual spring CUR research conference.
The Summer Bridge Program offers incoming science technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students an opportunity to earn six to nine hours of college credit with the assistance of tutoring, mentoring, and technology-assisted teaching, free room, board, tuition and books