Courses to explore research

Rice courses help students develop research skills or expose students to relevant questions in disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. Many of these courses are also accessible to freshmen.

Engineering Courses Accessible to Freshmen

Humanities Big Questions Courses

Natural Science Freshmen Research Courses

Social Sciences Quantitative and Qualitative Methods Courses

OURI student research profiles also identify some courses that were valuable preparation for students engaging in research and creative work.