Research is embedded in teaching and learning at CHS, so much so that several courses focus on scholarly projects.

COLL 310, Scholarly Project/Research Methods, is a three-unit class focusing on the language, ethics, approaches, and challenges of the research processes. This is a deep-dive into exemplary research processes, with students critically reviewing relevant literature and developing a research question that may lead into COLL 410.

COLL 410, Scholarly Project II, is another three-unit class but is structured as an independent research experience. Students attend a weekly seminar and chose from several options, including:

  • Apprenticeship with a faculty research mentor, or
  • CURE (Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience) with themes, topics, and techniques varying by semester and faculty disciplines

Click here for more about CUREs.


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California Northstate University
College of Health Sciences
2910 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

College Code

SAT College Code: 7669
ACT College Code: 7032