For more than a century, our students have been conducting undergraduate research — and presenting their findings at regional and national conferences. On campus, our students compete for a spot in the Investigative Studies program and share their capstone projects with the entire campus on All Scholars Day each Spring.

All Scholars Day

Started in 2011, All Scholars Day has become a signature moment at Marietta College as a one-day celebration of undergraduate research. Each spring, no classes are conducted on this day in April as hundreds of Marietta students show research, display art or make a dramatic presentation. The goals of a campus-wide research day are to:

  • Enhance the culture of academics at Marietta College
  • Celebrate undergraduates and the unique academic experiences that they enjoy at Marietta College, including undergraduate research, creative works, internship, and study abroad experiences
  • Provide a venue for students to gain experience presenting research and original work, and to discuss their work with their peers and faculty.

Learn more about All Scholars Day


Every major at Marietta College requires a capstone course or capstone project that culminates every student’s Marietta experience and helps propel them into graduate school or a professional career.

Honors Program

Marietta College’s Honors Program offers students with high scholastic ability and keen intellectual curiosity a stimulating and challenging academic environment in which to pursue their education. The Program consists of two components:

  1. The Curriculum Honors Program for incoming first-year students and beginning second-year students
  2. The Research Honors Program by which students earn Honors in a Discipline

Students receive official recognition by completing (1) or (2). Students who complete both (1) and (2) will graduate with College Honors.

Learn more about the Honors Program.

Investigative Studies

Launched in 1997, the mission of the Investigative Studies Program is to:

  • Provide students with an opportunity to pursue their research and creative interests in a manner not found in a typical class setting
  • Promote intellectual curiosity and stimulate creativity in students in an academic discipline or between disciplines
  • Foster a sense of learning, sharing and commitment with a community of scholars.

Aimed at the College’s most academically gifted and highly motivated students, the Investigative Studies Program at Marietta provides Summer Fellowships for undergraduates interested in pursuing unique research and creative projects, as well as Travel Fellowships for presentation of findings at regional and national conferences.

The Supplies Grants program provides student researchers with a small fund from which they can purchase consumable materials or supplies for a current research or creative project. The annual Investigative Studies Symposium provides a showcase for the Summer Fellowship recipients to share the results of their projects with the Marietta College community.

Learn more about the Investigative Studies Program