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

September 2, 2021 Faculty requests for Fall Semester student researchers due
September 15, 2021 Student applications for Fall positions due by midnight
TBA Faculty requests for Spring Semester student researchers due
TBA Student applications for Spring positions open
TBA Student applications for Spring positions due by midnight
Monday, March 22, 2021 Faculty requests for Summer Researchers due
Monday, April 5, 2021 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 20-40 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.