Quick question regarding undergrad research: Background: If i decide to major in physics to get the degree done in a reasonable time( aboout 2.5 years ) I would be unable to to do any summer REU as I would be taking courses. There is no Ph.d. in physics program at my school, and no astronomy program at all. I would like to do a Ph.d. in Astrophysics. My school offers Research courses as an unde b. Nothing to do with the sort of career I would like to pursue. I can't change schools at this point. Is there anyways I would be able to get some research done in the fields I care about? Should I do some research even if it isn't the field I'm interested in? How would I go about choice from the groups if I have no real prejudice in either direction. Here are a few of the programs my school has research in(Not sure if they are all available for undergrads): NON-LINEAR OPTICS SOLID-STATE PHYSICS QUANTUM MANY-BODY PHYSICS QUANTUM NON-LINEAR DYNAMICS AND CONTROL NON-LINEAR DYNAMICS IN BIOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR OPTOELECTRONICS Which would be the most helpful to astro? Thanks for your input, hopefully I get a few more responses than my last time around. ps. Also, where I can I look to get more info on what Undergraduate Research is like anyways, I have no idea what to expect.