Regardless of your course of study, undergraduate research is an integral part of the Albion experience. So much so that we established the Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (FURSCA).
FURSCA is the backbone of independent study, supporting creativity and original scholarship across all disciplines. Each spring, the Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium celebrates student research and projects.
Independent research is also possible off-campus, through programs at the Oak Ridge (Tenn.) National Laboratory and the Newberry Library in Chicago, as well as at many other locations here in the U.S. and abroad.
Albion’s Institutes and Centers
Getting into graduate school. Starting a career. Preparing for life. Albion's Institutes and Centers can help you achieve your most important goals.
Our Institutes and Centers integrate theoretical and practical learning in distinctive and challenging ways, and are designed for those who want to specialize beyond a specific major. That includes a unique curriculum and opportunities for internships, a capstone experience, and independent research.
Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development
Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program
Institute for Healthcare Professions
The First-Year Experience
Your first year of college is unlike anything you've experienced before. To help you make the most of it, Albion created the First-Year Experience.
This dynamic program includes Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR), Learning Strategies Workshops, a convocation series, and academic and career planning. At its center is the First-Year Seminar—a targeted course that covers cutting-edge topics and intersects with research or hands-on learning experiences.