Maryville College is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Through several major research facilities, arrangements are made for superior students to participate in state-of-the-art scientific investigations and experience a professional research environment. The National Science Foundation supports a large number of summer undergraduate research programs, both on and off campus, in the areas of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics.  Maryville’s own Undergraduate Science Education and Research Institute provides internship experiences for students in lab and field studies throughout the year.

Close to the College campus, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory also affords Maryville students the chance to participate in a variety of short-term and summer research. Exceptional Maryville students may also conduct research in the University of Tennessee’s Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology departments on the Knoxville campus. The nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cherokee National Forest also provide students with a rich resource for ecological and other field studies.