Our students have many opportunities to engage in undergraduate scholarship and research, including giving talks and poster presentations at conferences and publishing papers.
All Longwood students are required to complete an internship in their program of study. Students may meet their internship requirement under the guidance of a faculty member, as an intern in industry, or in the case of students who are getting certified to teach, via their student teaching. Some of our students also opt for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program to fulfill their internship requirement.
In addition to the internship, our faculty are willing to work with students to create "honors enhancements" to their courses as well as engage in directed studies or joint research with students.
When writing articles or papers, students are encouraged to follow the guidelines in the department style sheet (pdf). Within several departmental courses, we evaluate students based on our department writing rubric (pdf) and/or our department speaking rubric (pdf).
There are many opportunities for students to engage in scholarly activity and research within the department.
We consider student presentations an important component of the learning experience at Longwood. Students participating in an industry internship, directed study or REU must give a presentation open to the faculty and students. Some of these endeavors also result in students giving presentations or posters at the Longwood University Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences (LU CCCAS) Showcase and/or at regional or national conferences. Below is a list of papers and recent external presentations or posters given by our students.