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Allegheny College

Introduction to Research


2 Credits

Live interactive classes with college professors. Interact with other bright and ambitious students. Official transcript with transferable credits upon completion.

Course Content

The internet age has made the ability to sift through and make sense of overwhelming amounts of information not just valuable, but essential. But, how does one evaluate and use information for effective research? Students in this course learn how to apply critical thinking to turn general curiosity about a topic into real knowledge, grounded in research and supported by evidence. Students will learn to ask the right kinds of questions, find credible sources, determine an author’s argument and effectively communicate a research topic.

After an initial immersion into research methodologies, students will work under the professor in their field of study. The evaluation of the course will primarily be on basis of a research paper that the student submits. High quality research papers that are endorsed by the professors will be published by Scholarly.


Student should have completed class IX or appeared for class IX final exam.



Timelines / Duration

Sep 21 – Nov 11, 2020

Class Schedule

Summer 2024 – 10 Jun to 5 Aug
Fall 2024 – Sep to Nov 24

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USD 2,500/- 

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Physics – Astronomy


Prof. Jamie Lombardi
Professor of Physics

B.A., Princeton; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell

Physics – Classical


Prof. Doros Petasis
Professor of Physics, Biochemistry

B.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Environmental Science & Sustainability


Prof. Eric Pallant
Professor, Chair, Environmental Science & Sustainability

B.A., Wesleyan University; M.F.S., Yale University; Ph.D., Cornell University



Prof. Ronald Mumme
Professor, Biology

B.S., University of South Florida Ph.D.; University of California (Berkeley)


Prof. Caryl Waggett
Associate Professor – Global Health Transitions, Environmental Health

B.A., Brown University; Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley

Psychology & Neuroscience


Prof. Aimee Knupsky
Associate Professor of Psychology

Director, Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities; B.A., Muskingum College; M.S., Ph.D., University of New Mexico



Michael Michaelides
Assistant Professor of Economics

B.A., University of Essex; M.S., London School of Economics and Political Science; M.A., Virginia Tech; Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Marketing Management


Prof. Ishita Sinha Roy

B.A., M.A., University of Bombay; M.A., Ph.D., Annenberg School for Communication (University of Southern California)


Prof. Gaia Rancati
Assistant Professor of Marketing & Neuromarketing

B.A, University Institute for Modern Languages, Milan (IULM) 2009; M.A.,Il Sole 24 Ore Business School Milan 2012 Ph.D. IULM Milan and Claremont Graduate University, CA 2019

Data Science


Prof. Oliver Bonham-Carter
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

B.S., Creighton University; M.S, PhD, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Computer Science


Prof. Janyl Jumadinova
Chair, Associate Professor, Computer Science

B.S., Peru State College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha


Prof. Gregory Kapfhammer
Associate Professor, Computer Science

B.S., Allegheny College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh


Prof. Douglas Luman
Assistant Professor, Computer Science

M.F.A., George Mason University; B.S., Bradley University



Prof. Craig J. Dodge
Associate Professor and Department Chair

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo

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"In Undergraduate Research"
Council on Undergraduate


Best Undergraduate Teaching
U.S. News and World Report,


"In Undergraduate Research"
U.S. News and World Report,

Top 15

Colleges with Unusually
Accessible Teachers
College Express

Top 25

Liberal Arts Colleges
Washington Monthly


National liberal Arts College
Times Higher Education World
University Rankings, 2019