Opportunities for Students

In a chemistry lab, a graduate student, right, and an undergraduate purify a dye using column chromatography.

Graduate students are an integral part of the UC Santa Cruz research community, working closely with faculty as contributing members of research teams. UCSC graduate students, enrolled in more than 40 programs, also serve as inspiring mentors for undergraduates.

Undergraduate students at UC Santa Cruz also have a very unique opportunity to engage in research activities, either by participating in the ongoing projects of the faculty or by developing their own projects under faculty supervision.