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The Arts and Sciences faculty have published hundreds of books and thousands of articles and are internationally known for their scholarship and creative endeavors.

Arts & Sciences TURC Program

The Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) is based on the relationship between a committed undergraduate and a faculty mentor. In some cases, the project involves students working as co-investigators with defined faculty research projects. In other instances, the projects are initiated by students with support from a faculty mentor. Generally, these projects are of significant depth to span two or more semesters, sometimes extending beyond one or two years. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

TURC projects are designed as extracurricular and are neither independent study courses nor senior/capstone projects.


Any A&S student is eligible to apply for participation in the TURC program. Applications are competitive and are reviewed by the Arts and Sciences TURC Admissions Committee, which forwards recommendations to a university committee. Applications received during or after the student’s third semester prior to graduation (typically the second semester of junior year) will not be accepted.