Teaching Through Research

We’ve determined as a faculty that our undergraduate students should comprehend the tools of research as an essential part of their future problem-solving and decision-making,” says Joel Schwartz, director of the Charles Center and dean of honors and interdisciplinary studies.

Ordinarily, students would wait until graduate school or until they begin their careers before taking the next step: posing an original question, designing a method of investigation and then devising a way to share their conclusions. William & Mary students get involved in research early—often as early as the freshman year.

“Our students are ready, our faculty are capable, and upping our game raises the intellectual level and provides competitive advantages across the board.”

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