Current Students - Undergraduates

Women in science event leaves a lasting impression

April 23, 2018

Dr. Leslea Hlusko, a faculty member in the Department of Integrative Biology, blogs about her Cal Day experience serving on a Science@Cal panel talking about encouraging young women into the sciences. Read more...

Meet a live octopus!

April 20, 2018

Scientists from the Department of Integrative Biology obtained special permits to display kelp forest sea creatures in the Valley Life Sciences Building for Cal Day. Among the animals to be seen, there's an octopus and hundreds of its eggs! Watch the video.

Cal Museums: The Public, the Cryptic, the Pioneering

April 20, 2018
You may be aware that UC Berkeley has an impressive number of libraries (32 to be exact), but did you know that there are 12 museums/collections associated with the university as well? Many of these museums have curators who are also faculty in the College of Letters & Science, and many of our students end up working or volunteering with these collections. Cal Day is tomorrow (April 21), so in preparation, let’s take a look at what some of these hidden gems have to offer!

'Deep Look' into Leeches

April 13, 2018
The leech is making a comeback -- in science and medicine.

Appointments with a Dean

  • If you are an undergraduate student and have concerns regarding academic matters and college policies, you must meet with a College Adviser first. Please make an appointment with the Office of Undergraduate AdvisingYou may be referred for a dean's appointment, if appropriate.  

  • To make an appointment with the dean of Undergraduate Studies, contact Jeannie Adams.

Soaring through Peru: Berkeley student turns summer research into augmented reality app

April 5, 2018
UC Berkeley student Natalea Schager piloted dozens of drone flights last summer over the vast Sacsayhuamán Archaelogical Park in Cusco, Peru. Hands-on research experiences like this, where students like Schager are in the driver’s seat, are a hallmark of the Berkeley undergraduate education. Schager’s drone flights produced so much information on Inca archaeology in Peru, and video footage, that she was able to launch an augmented reality app of Sacsayhuamán. The app is used as an educational tool aimed at giving students a 3D tour of the archaeological park from their classroom.

Beyond Diversity: Building A Culture of Inclusion in STEM Education

March 16, 2018
A special lecture and panel discussion followed by a reception. Keynote speaker is Professor Tracy Johnson from UCLA. Event also features UCLA Professor Paul Barber, and UC Berkeley Professor Tyrone B. Hayes.

Students to build partnerships in 'alternative break' in Puerto Rico

March 23, 2018
Ethnic Sudies undergraduates Pablo Paredes and Camila Ruiz are spending their spring break in Puerto Rico as part of Alternative Breaks, a program in Berkeley’s Public Service Center that gives more than 100 students each year a chance to explore social justice issues through hands-on service during their winter and spring breaks.

Dance and art, meet business: You're more alike than you think

March 14, 2018
When Kelly Chou, a freshman chemistry major, started at UC Berkeley last semester, she felt overwhelmed. She was taking all STEM classes and she was missing an outlet for her risk-taking, creative side. After participating in a design-a-thon in Jacobs Hall, she realized she needed a course where she could break out of the rigid structure of her undergraduate chemistry courses. So she enrolled in Collaborative Innovation, a Big Ideas course in the College of Letters and Science, and found just what she was looking for.

Kamala Harris to give UC Berkeley's 2018 commencement address

March 13, 2018
California Senator Kamala D. Harris, only the second African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate and a leading progressive voice, will deliver the commencement address to UC Berkeley’s 2018 graduating class.