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Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

Undergraduate: Undergraduate Research

Research. Explore. Discover.

Student researchers are a valuable part of our department. If you are interested in gaining real-world research experience, let us help you get started. As a student, you'll have plenty of opportunities to share your discoveries with others. After all, what good are your discoveries if you don't share them?

There are several opportunities for undergrads to participate in research.

Undergraduates can take the following courses:

HCS 4193 Individual Studies &/or HCS 5193 Individual Studies to investigate a particular topic with the guidance of a faculty advisor.

HCS 2260 Data Analysis and Interpretation for Decision Making (GE Course)


Undergrads are also encouraged to participating in the following:

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Forum is a college-wide event that allows you to share your real-world discoveries with others. Participating in this helps you prepare for other forums. 

The Ohio State University Denman Undergraduate Research Forum is a larger venue than the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum. The Denman is held each spring at the RPAC.

Professional Societies and Conferences often host research forums.


Here's what you need to do:

  1. Decide what you want to research - what interests or intrigues you most? View a list of some student research topics
  2. Select a research advisor
  3. Apply for funding

Explore our site to learn more and contact Dr. Pfister if you have any questions or want to get involved in research on campus.