The Advanced Research and Creativity in Honors (ARCH) program provides opportunities to Honors College students to engage in supervised research and creative projects in any subject field under the supervision of FIU faculty experts.
- Students register for IDH 4905 and take a series of online workshops on research methods while conducting their research. ARCH can be taken for zero credit or for 6 credits to satisfy Honors requirements.
- ARCH research can be done independently or as the capstone project in selected majors. Participants write a thesis or comparable research report. If the department does not have a thesis, capstone, or senior project option, Honors requirements apply.
- Participants present their research at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference at FIU (CURFIU).
- Students who want to participate in ARCH (with or without credit) must meet with Undergraduate Research Coordinator Allen Varela or Dean J.C. Espinosa before registering for ARCH (IDH 4905), and must submit a completed registration form.
Looking for a honors course this year? Apply for ARCH!
The ARCH program provides 6 credits toward your Honors College requirements.
Need help choosing a topic?
Schedule a meeting with Dean J.C. Espinosa or Undergraduate Research Coordinator Allen Varela. You can conduct research in any academic discipline, including creative works in the Arts.
Need help finding a FIU faculty member?
Review our Faculty Affiliate Database (http://honors.fiu.edu/research/arch-program/faculty-affiliate-directory/). You can also schedule a meeting with Dean J.C. Espinosa or Undergraduate Research Coordinator Allen Varela. Please note that your ARCH advisor does NOT have to come from this list.
Plan to work on a FIU faculty mentor’s project?
Sign up for ARCH. You can join a faculty member’s lab, group, or team and work on the project for ARCH. If you already signed up as part of a research team, you can still register for ARCH and get Honors credit for it.
Registered for a departmental thesis, capstone, or design project?
Register for ARCH at the same time. A departmental thesis, capstone and/or design project can also count as an ARCH project. (Not every FIU college or department has this kind of required project; your degree program’s academic advisor can tell you).
Conducting research abroad?
Enroll in ARCH. Your ARCH project does not have to take place at FIU. Previous ARCH projects have been completed via Honors 2.0 online and in other countries.
Want to apply?
ARCH Registration Form
Last Day to Submit the ARCH Registration Form for Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 is August 18.
Hope to see you in ARCH this year!
Undergraduate Research Hub
The FIU Undergraduate Research Hub is committed to delivering an educational experience for students by offering research and entrepreneurial opportunities, internships, leadership, and several events that will help foster the development of real-world skills. This site aims to strengthen the connection between the academic and the co-curricular in order for students to apply their knowledge in innovative environments.
The Conference for Undergraduate Research at FIU (CURFIU) is open to ALL undergraduate students at FIU. It is the largest multi-disciplinary research conference at FIU. The conference will feature presentations, posters and workshops by top student and faculty researchers at FIU. The conference will also provide access to potential employee and graduate school recruiters from around the country.