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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Maryland Student Researchers, administered by the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Studies, introduces undergraduates to the discipline and rewards of scholarly research.

Students spend four to six hours a week working with or under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member's own research and receive an Undergraduate Research Assistant notation on their transcript at the conclusion of the assistantship.

The program is open to students of all majors and disciplines who have an interest in research, there is no GPA requirement, and research positions are presently available in the Russian program.

For information on specific research opportunities available to students majoring in Russian please contact our Undergraduate Advisor.

For further information on Maryland's Undergraduate Research Program please visit the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships

Undergraduate students pursing the Russian major may apply to become Teaching Assistants under the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) Program.

Selected students work with a Russian program faculty mentor and provide services while they learn about teaching. Students earn credits through: 
* EEDUC 388 - Guided Experiences in College Teaching (3 credits) 
* EDCI 498 - Special Problems in Education (1 credit)

The UTA splits time between working with the Russian program faculty member he or she is assisting (about 8-10 hours per week) and the seminar meetings for EDUC 388. The classes meet two hours each week and the first session will serve to orient the UTA's in their new role at the beginning of the semester. (Details will be individually communicated to students who are selected for the program).

To be selected as a UTA is both an opportunity for significant personal growth and an honor. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria: 
Have junior standing by the beginning of the semester 
* Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 
* Have earned a grade of A in the course in which assisting

Beyond these requirements, the only thing necessary is mutual agreement of the Russian faculty mentor and the prospective UTA.

For information about specific teaching assistantships currently available in the Russian program, please contact our Undergraduate Advisor.