Undergraduate Students

Office of Undergraduate Research

Visit this site to get started with research, find a research program that matches your interests, read student-authored research advice on the PCUR blog, peruse Independent Work Guides, apply for funding, and subscribe to PURC, the central calendar for upcoming events and deadlines.  

A detailed list of campus resources for independent work can be viewed here.


Past Senior Theses

To explore undergraduate senior theses written by students in the Urban Studies Certificate Program, click here.


Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship

The Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) is an academic program that connects the curriculum with Princeton's signature commitment to service. It fosters collaborative, change-oriented projects of an intellectual nature that benefit students, faculty members, and community partners. For more, click here


Into the Archive

Into the Archive is a short, self-paced online course developed at Princeton by Jessica Mack (Ph.D. Princeton ’19) for Princeton students and researchers.  

Into the Archive is a historical research methods course that introduces you to the process of conducting archival research. By exploring both paper and digital archives with historians, librarians, and digital scholars, you will gain familiarity with different approaches to archival research and learn how to plan your own research projects. The course breaks down research processes that most often take place behind the scenes, including primary source analysis, research practices within the archive, and the interpretation of archival data using digital methods. In addition to building practical research skills, you will gain a deeper understanding of the politics of the archive and the ways in which archival sources shape the narratives historians write. 

View this short course trailer.


Office of Sustainability

The Campus as Lab (CAL) program facilitates the use of Princeton's campus for sustainability research and experiential learning. Explorations into the social, physical, and operational dimensions of Princeton can generate new knowledge to help to advance sustainability on campus, in our broader community, and around the world. For more, click here.


Student Funding

Connecting students with University funding for a range of activities on and off-campus. For more, click here.


Current certificate students: if you are not receiving emails regarding the program, please send a message to [email protected].

Interested undergraduate students: if you would like to be notified about Urban Studies events, please email [email protected] to be added to the listserv.