Reason 3: Learning and Research
Reason 3: Learning and Research



Explore a World of Knowledge (or Invent New Ones).

If you like exploring things and making discoveries, this is the place for you.

At Utica College, you’ll have the opportunity to dive deep into fascinating subjects, do meaningful research, collaborate with accomplished faculty, present at conferences, work with the latest tools and techniques, and travel to wherever learning is happening.

Learning on the leading edge

Working with our faculty, UC students have:
  • Discovered a new species of bacteria
  • Produced stories for National Public Radio
  • Explored the biological impacts of light pollution
  • Studied the effectiveness of anti-obesity campaigns in Mexico
  • Managed a real investment portfolio
  • Researched the effects of climate change
  • Co-authored international journal articles on smartphone use
  • Analyzed the “Direct Method” of teaching Spanish

Recent research highlights

  • Heather McManus at Masonic Medical Research Lab/Cardiac Research InstituteBiochemistry student Heather McManus recently completed a Summer Fellowship at the internationally-renowned Masonic Medical Research Lab/Cardiac Research Institute, working on a study of gene mutations thought to contribute to Sudden Cardiac Death syndromes. Read more about Heather's research.

  • Foreign language major Shauna Dieffenbach researched and wrote her senior thesis on contemporary bullfighting while studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. Learn more about Shauna's experience.
  • Psychology major Daniel Fadden collaborated with a classmate and their professors on a poster presentation at the Eastern Psychological Society conference on the topic of contemporary measures of nostalgia. Read more about collaborative faculty-student research in psychology.

Learn more


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and students about research opportunities.



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