The Department of History offers students opportunities to pursue independent research during their junior year. Faculty members help students identify venues for presenting their research results at conferences aimed at undergraduate scholars. Through the University's undergraduate research program, UExplore, students can submit proposals for research conducted independently or in collaboration with members of the faculty. Funding is provided to support projects both during the school year and during the summer.
In recent years, UE history students have presented their work at the Butler Undergraduate Research Conference, Novae et Antiquus at Ball State University, and the Southwest Medieval and Renaissance Conference at the University of Wisconsin, in addition to several regional conferences of Phi Alpha Theta.