Discover Research

Student with face mask at lab table, handling lab equipment behind a specimen jarResearch allows exciting opportunities for you, as a Letters and Science (L&S) undergraduate student, to contribute to knowledge in your field. Participating in research can give you necessary hands on experience for graduate programs or can help you shape your educational experience to answer questions that fascinate you. 

Best starting place for research

Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

This website will introduce you to popular research programs such as URAP, UROC, and SURF. It also provides resources if you want to conduct your own research project. 

Other Resources

  • URAP: a popular program to connect undergraduates with research opportunities
  • Department websites: research faculty on department websites to understand the types of research going on at Cal
  • L&S Mentors Program: these PhD students can provide great navigational mentorship and emotional support as you navigate getting involved in research on campus

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