Requirements and Time Commitments:

  • The McNair Scholars Program is an intensive, year-long research program (which includes summer in addition to the academic year). All scholars are required to sign a program contract and time commitment contract which stipulate both the program expectations and requirements, as well as the amount of time that scholars will dedicate to the program throughout the year.
  • McNair Scholars are expected to:
    • Participate in all workshops, seminars, meetings and classes
    • Meet with the McNair Program Coordinator once a month for general and academic advising
    • Complete the UNV 395 research methods class (Spring semester; Thursdays 4:00-6:45pm)
    • Complete a summer research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor
    • Participate in all summer research activities
    • Present completed research project at CSUDH Student Research Day
    • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Apply to a minimum of 6 graduate programs (10 for psychology majors), and a minimum of 4 fellowships
    • Maintain contact with the CSUDH McNair Scholars Program for 10 years