Research Opportunities

About 60 percent of UNC Asheville students complete undergraduate research, a self-directed or -designed academic work that addresses a research question with the expectation of a scholarly or creative product intended for publication or presentation on or off campus. Alongside faculty mentors, students in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department have completed projects on topics such as, “The Dark Side of Luxury: The Connection Between Chocolate and Child Slavery in West Africa,” “Waging Peace: Analyzing the Effects of International Aid and Assistance on Warring Somalia,” and “Race in the Sphere of Contemporary Cuban Art: A Culture of Resistance.” Learn more about undergraduate research at