Research is an important component of a physics education. While research skills are taught in our courses, many students also get more experience outside of the classroom. In fact, bachelors of science students are required to do so. Students can work on research projects for credit by taking PHYS 378: Physics Research during the school year or for pay over the summer. In Redlands, the Stauffer Center for Science and Mathematics hosts a summer research program. At national labs and universities across the country, the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsors Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). See a list of recent summer research projects. All physics majors complete a senior thesis, which is often based on their research. See a list of recent thesis titles.