When you think about research and independent inquiry opportunities at Roanoke College, think of yourself as an explorer. Because what you will do here is explore: from the deep mysteries of the genome to the marginalized heroines of Jane Austen; from unmarked graves in Salem to uncharted gun control laws in Richmond; from analyzing shoulder fatigue in young baseball pitchers to creating a virtual web site for old Pompeii. Your options to explore, from your first year onward, will be limited only by your interests and imagination.  Research at Roanoke College includes scholarship in all areas from the arts and humanities to the social sciences and sciences.


  • Opportunity to work one on one with a professor
  • Academic credit
  • Possible financial stipend
  • Skills development
  • Apply knowledge to real-world issues
  • Experience - Gain an edge in graduate schools admissions or for job placement

For more details, see Get Involved in Research.

Dr. Travis Carter, Director of Experiential Learning
509E Life Science

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