With approximately $3 million in annual funding set aside for research, the College offers unparalleled hands-on opportunities in the laboratory and in the field. There is no competition from graduate students. Mudders partner with faculty in the lab and are major contributors. It is not unusual for students to co-author papers with faculty members and present alongside them at academic and professional conferences.
Every student must complete a capstone research project during senior year, so every student is guaranteed one full year of research. However, most students graduate having done more than a year of research. Students can begin doing research in their junior, sophomore or even their first year. They can collaborate with faculty during the academic year as well as during the Harvey Mudd College Summer Research Program. Given our size—800 students with a 9:1 student-teacher ratio—there is no shortage of research opportunities available to Harvey Mudd students.