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The Catherine J. Randall Research Scholars Program (RRSP) is designed to provide exceptional, highly motivated students from any college, major and field of study the opportunity to conduct scholarly research with top faculty members.

Students are accepted in the program at the beginning of their freshman year. During their freshman year, students complete an intensive series of courses on technology fundamentals, problem solving, project management and research fundamentals. These essential skills enable students to quickly learn and adapt to new knowledge domains and technical environments required for faculty-directed research projects. During their second, third and fourth years at the University, students select research projects and apply these skills by serving as research assistants to faculty project sponsors. They receive 3 hours of credit each semester for this research work and meet once a week to discuss research methods and issues, report on projects and present details of their project to diverse audiences. The Randall Research Scholars Program constitutes an academic minor for those students completing its requirements, and the classes count toward the 12-hour Honors College Elective requirement.

A number of full or partial tuition fellowships are available to selected students in the program who are chosen during their senior year in high school.

All Honors College–eligible incoming freshmen are invited to apply to the Randall Research Scholars Program.

To complete the requirements of the Randall Research Scholars Program, students must complete both RRS 101 RRS Freshman 1 and RRS 102 RRS Freshman 2, four 3-credit-hour research projects that combine research with computer applications and maintain an overall GPA of 3.3.

For more information, contact The University of Alabama Honors College, Randall Research Scholars Program, Box 870169, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0169; (205) 348-5500;

Randall Research Scholars Program Course ListMore Information

Freshman Seminar
RRS 101RRS Freshman 14
RRS 102RRS Freshman 24
Sophomore Seminar
RRS 201RRS Sophomore Seminar 13
RRS 202RRS Sophomore Seminar 23
Junior Seminar
RRS 301RRS Junior Research Seminar 13
RRS 302RRS Junior Research Seminar 23
Senior Seminar
RRS 451RRS Senior Research Seminar 13
RRS 452RRS Senior Research Seminar 23
Total Hours26