undergraduate education

An L&S Education Extends Outside the Classroom

Whether it’s internships, student clubs, study abroad or research, experiences outside the classroom provide lessons that prepare students for success after college.

Shreya Kumar, an undergraduate in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, is laying the groundwork for a medical career through her extracurricular activities. “That’s what I love about UC Davis,” she said. “There are so many opportunities to get involved.”

Cool Class: Volcanic Adventure

It’s 3 a.m. and a group of UC Davis students are beginning an hours-long trek across barren lava fields under a sky crowded with stars. The sunrise trek is part of Geology 138, a class that vividly brings to life the basics of volcanology — how a volcano works and what are the signs of unrest.

Forging Future Science Teachers

September 11, 2018
Undergraduates who are curious about teaching at any level, from kindergarten through college, can explore their interest through the courses offered by CalTeach/MAST.

$1M to Attract Students to Geology and Marine Sciences

September 07, 2018
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, is receiving a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation to target scholarships for students eligible for federal financial aid and enable field experiences for majors in either geology, or coastal and marine sciences.

Studying Communication in the 21st Century

November 06, 2017
Focused on new technology, communication at UC Davis is not your parents' major. And if you graduated before 2013, it’s not exactly your major either.

How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research

October 25, 2017
Faculty and students from the Department of Chemistry shared their personal experiences and gave advice to help students make the most of their undergraduate research experience. Here are their best tips.

Launching Crocker Nuclear Laboratory Into The Future

April 13, 2017
Even though little has changed since the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory opened in 1966, the lab has a bright future. This fall, the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences will begin managing the cyclotron and its machine shop, the first step in re-energizing research and teaching at the Crocker.