Undergraduate Research


Hollins Science Seminar

For over 60 years, our students have presented their independent research here. The seminar is open to psychology, biology, chemistry, environmental studies, and mathematics students. Topics range from field projects in the Caribbean to multilinear algebra and the physical sciences to interactivity of toddlers’ search task performance.

Watch Science Seminar Video

Assistant Professor of Biology Elizabeth Gleim talks about how funding from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) supports student research at Hollins.


Library Undergraduate Research Awards

The library celebrates undergraduate research completed within Hollins courses each spring. Winners earn $250 — and everyone gets a chance to stand out on her resume or graduate school application.

Thesis/final project

Check the academic catalog to see what’s required for your major. Recent topics have ranged from female socioeconomics to costume construction.