Research Opportunity Program

Research Opportunity Program

The Research Opportunity Program (ROP) provides an opportunity for Arts & Science (St. George) degree students in their second year (i.e., after completing at least 4 but not more than 9 credits) to earn one course credit by participating in a faculty member’s research project. Each 299Y1 course has a program-specific designator, such as ANT, CLA, CSB, VIC, etc. Not all departments or programs will necessarily participate in the ROP each year. Regular tuition fees apply.

A limited number of 299Y1 courses are available each year. Faculty supervisors propose the projects and choose the students who apply.

Descriptions of ROP projects are available on the Faculty's web site mid-February. Students wishing to participate should email online ROP Application forms to by the due date indicated on the website.

Students can apply to a maximum of three ROPs in total, but can accept only one project. Students are informed in early July (mid-April for Summer courses) whether they have been accepted. Successful applicants are registered by the ROP office.

Students are expected to keep a journal recording meetings, progress, and what was learned about the project in particular and the nature of research in general.

Sidney Smith Hall
St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario

Undergraduate Teaching and Learning (299 Programs)
Deborah Shaw
Phone: (416) 978-0359
Room: 2133