Undergraduate Research

We encourage you to seek out opportunities to apply your learning in the context of an undergraduate research project.  
The following information introduces the many forms that undergraduate research can take and how to get involved.

View some EEB undergraduate research opportunities here. These are just some of the research/volunteer opportunities available. Follow the instructions on the faculty advising page to start your search for a lab.

Research Courses
Students may receive credit for participating in undergraduate research.  Learn more about the courses and prerequisites, how they may satisfy your major requirements, and how to enroll. 

Internships Opportunities
Visit UCSC Undergraduate Research Opportunities and the UCSC Career Center for assistance in exploring these options.  Internships are also available through the Environmental Studies Department.

UCSC-FERP ( UC Santa Cruz Forest Ecology Research Plot)

SMURF (Small Mammal Undergraduate Research in the Forest)

UCSC Fort Ord Natural Reserve Interships

Senior Thesis
A senior thesis is not required for your EEB major.  If you are highly motivated, and may be planning on attending graduate school a thesis may be a good opportunity for you.

Undergraduate Research Symposium
The EEB department hosts an annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at the end of spring quarter to showcase exciting research that students have been involved in over the academic year. It is an opportunity for students to develop scientific research posters and to share their work with the broader EEB community.