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Here, your professor may
also be your research partner


Not only will you have the opportunity to conduct advanced research as an undergraduate that most wouldn’t experience until graduate school, you’ll also have the chance to work alongside faculty in the process.

You could collaborate with a faculty team digitizing materials related to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Or spend your summer climbing volcanoes and glaciers in Iceland to collect lava samples and record their location and properties using GIS technology.

Dickinson founder Benjamin Rush believed that the college should be a place where students actively engage the world. And our professors are living proof of this every single day. No matter where your interests lie—collecting data on ocean acidification in Australia, doing archaeological field work in Greece or conducting research on community health in Japan—you’ll have the opportunity to get involved, collaborate with your teachers and go out there and explore it.

Dickinson Edge - Positioned on the edge of what the world needs

92% of Dickinsonians complete an internship or externship or a research, service-learning or field-experience course.