Academic Programs

Academic Excellence Program (ACE)

ACE seeks to diversify the fields of science, math and engineering by assisting students in obtaining their bachelors. ACE provides discussion sections in entry-level mathematics, calculus, and both general and organic chemistry.

California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP)

CAMP assists underrepresented students with majors in science, math and engineering obtain their degree. The program offers trips, collaborative learning, conferences, and faculty mentorship.

Chancellor Undergraduate Internship Program (CUIP)

CUIP offers undergraduates an opportunity to work on campus projects, gain professional experience and take a course on leadership and institution building. 

Education Abroad Program (EAP)

EAP gives students an opportunity to travel to 33 countries for short-term or long-term study. Language classes, internships and course work for major or general requirements are offered.

Education Opportunity Program (EOP)

EOP represents the University of California's effort to identify, retain, and graduate a diverse student body. With that in mind, the mission of the Education Opportunity Program is to promote the retention, academic success, and graduation rates of first generation college, low-income, and educationally disadvantaged student populations, and to assist these students with preparation for admission to graduate and professional schools.   

Faculty Mentorship Programs

 EOP sponsors a Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) for EOP students (students from historically low-income backgrounds and communities with limited educational resources). Funded through the University of California, Office of the President, FMP seeks to identify and select 20-25 students with academic majors in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Arts as undergraduate research fellows. Participants must have a UCSC tenure track faculty member to serve as a mentor and supervise their research work on a predesignated research project. Contact with the faculty member and agreement to the mentoring must be made before submitting the FMP application. The goals of the program are to prepare undergraduates for future educational opportunities at the graduate level and to promote academic careers as a viable career path.

Graduate Internship Program (GIP)

GIP offers academic and career advice about campus resources and creating social networks.

Minority Access to Research Careers/Minority Biomedical Research Support (MARC/MBRS)

MBRS is an eight-week summer training for students interested in the field of biology and chemistry. Once successfully completed, students move into research working with faculty members in MARC. 

The University of California Washington DC Center (UCDC)

The UCDC (quarter in Washington, D.C.) Program supervises and supports students who pursue internships and academic study in the nation’s capital. The program is open through a competitive application process to juniors and seniors (occasionally sophomores) in all majors. Students enroll for fall, winter, or spring quarter, earn 12-17 course credits, and continue to be registered as full-time students. Applicant selection is based on academic record, a written statement, letters of recommendation, and possibly a personal interview.