Sophomore Research


The Sophomore Research Program provides opportunities for students to work as paid research assistants to Wooster faculty members. Through this program students become true partners with faculty in the research process and acquire an understanding of the process involved in conducting research.

2020-21 Sophomore Research Deadlines

Student Application Link

Thursday, September 10, 2020 Faculty requests for Fall Semester student researchers due
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Student applications for Fall positions due by midnight
Monday, January 25 Faculty requests for Spring Semester student researchers due
Wednesday, January 27 Student applications for Spring positions open
Monday, February 2 Student applications for Spring positions due by midnight
TBA Faculty requests for Summer Researchers due
TBA Student applications for Summer Research positions due by midnight


Students are eligible to participate in the program from the second semester of their first year through the first semester of their junior year. Sophomore Research Assistants generally work three -seven hours per week for the semester and 35-40 hours per week during the summer.

Additional benefits for participants in this program include:

  • providing excellent preparation for future academic endeavors, such as Independent Study.
  • effective orientation with using the library.
  • learning to operate new equipment and computer programs.
  • enhancing critical thinking and writing skills.
  • building positive and mentoring relationships with faculty members.


Faculty members in any academic department are able to hire Sophomore Research Assistants.

Please contact Dean Christa Craven (ext. 2576) or Lindsey Millan (ext. 2576) with any questions.