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; honors.ua.edu.
Randall Research Scholars Program Course List
|RRS 101||RRS Freshman 1||4|
|RRS 102||RRS Freshman 2||4|
|RRS 201||RRS Sophomore Seminar 1||3|
|RRS 202||RRS Sophomore Seminar 2||3|
|RRS 301||RRS Junior Research Seminar 1||3|
|RRS 302||RRS Junior Research Seminar 2||3|
|RRS 451||RRS Senior Research Seminar 1||3|
|RRS 452||RRS Senior Research Seminar 2||3|