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What will you discover?Limitless opportunities.

CAS offers numerous ways for you to engage in research and creative activity. Research lets you build confidence and to make important contributions to our knowledge. Getting What sparks your curiosity? Do you have a passion for people, numbers, art, organizations, technology, history, or the natural world? Think about what you’re interested in exploring and why. Get started now!

Quick-start Steps

Research Goals Planning

Discuss your goals and opportunities with Dr. Rachael Eaton, the CAS Program Manager for Student Research.


Quick answers for students interested in research or creative activity at OSU

CAS Research Registration

Students should register with CAS Research for news, updates, and opportunities


Research Programs

CAS undergraduates participating in research or creative scholarship are eligible for special training programs, scholarships, and opportunities to showcase their work. The links below are just some of the programs available to support our researchers and scholars. 


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  • Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in American Sign Language
  • Class of 2023 from Sallisaw, Oklahoma
  • I was first introduced to research during my second year in college through an Honors add-on course: Deaf Experience, Deaf Expression (DXDX).
  • I was quickly drawn into the field of research after spending a semester on the DXDX team and through my Introduction to Research class.
  • I was then accepted into the Ronald E McNair Scholars program that assists underrepresented student with goals of obtaining a PhD.
  • Through McNair, I grew my interest in research and developed my project under the guidance of Dr. Valerie Freeman.

Research Impacts & Achievements

  • I recently received the Student Preparing for Academic and Research Careers Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to fund my research project.
  • I have presented my research at a variety of on-campus and external conferences recently including the OSU Summer Research Expo and national McNair Scholars Conferences in California, Texas, Maryland, and Missouri.
  • I also presented my ongoing DXDX project at the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Associations Annual Conference.



  • After graduating from Oklahoma State University, I plan to attend graduate school and obtain a master's degree and clinician certifications as a speech-language pathologist.
  • In the future, I will continue my research career in a Communication Sciences and Disorders PhD program.


Workshops & Resources

Our resources not only help students get started in research and creative activity, but also build skills needed to reach their goals!

Senior Thesis

Each of the CAS majors offers Honors Tracks and many Honors students go on to write their Senior Thesis, a capstone project involving independent research within their major. The Undergraduate Research Certificate is available for students interested in an in-depth research experience and Senior Thesis project, outside of the Honors Tracks.

Research and Creative Activity Across CAS

CAS offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduate research and creative activity. Click the links below to learn about ways to explore options across our many departments. We are always looking for new ways to help our students grow as scholars. 

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