Undergraduate Research


Hollins Science Seminar

For over 60 years, our students have presented their independent research here. The seminar is open to biology, chemistry, environmental studies, mathematics, physics, and psychology students. Twenty-seven projects were highlighted at the 2018-19 poster session, collectively representing the work of 30 remarkable students.

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.