Advanced undergraduate majors and minors can sign up for 1-5 credits of faculty-sponsored research (German 447) for one quarter with a maximum of 15 credits. Five credits can count towards the major as an elective. Regular grades are assigned for research results.
To register: first, contact the faculty member who sponsors the research project--and do so toward the end of the quarter before you wish to sign up. Then get an entry code from the main office.
Participating students can apply to present their work at the UW's Undergraduate Research Symposium, which takes place each Spring. For details, see Undergraduate Research Program.