Divisions & Units - Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Students

Intellectual Adventure of a Lifetime

Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies

Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies (UGIS) in Undergraduate Studies in the College of Letters & Science (L&S) serves as a center for innovations in undergraduate education that extend beyond traditional departmental boundaries. Our major and minor programs attract undergraduates who wish to explore the most intellectually engaging and promising interdisciplinary fields under the direction of scholars who are pioneers in charting these new areas and methods of inquiry.

L&S Units A-Z

The College of Letters & Science supports an impressive array of learning opportunities, evident in the departments, programs, centers, majors, minors, and instructional support units below.

Bowles Hall champion Bob Sayles dies at 85

May 16, 2017
Bob Sayles, a 1952 UC Berkeley alumnus who led the more than $40 million restoration of Berkeley’s castle-like Bowles Hall, died Sunday at age 85 following a brief illness.

The Wall Street Journal Profiles Physics Student and Olympian

August 10, 2016

Josh Prenot, a gold medal contender and Physics student, is featured in The Wall Street Journal.

Admission Application Tips and Strategies

Academic Preparation

As you consider graduate school programs and evaluate your academic preparation, consider the steps you can take to become more competitive.

Discover the hidden talents of L&S faculty and staff

June 6, 2016
You know them as faculty members, school officials, researchers, co-workers and alums. But they are artists, too, and part of a campus community that’s rich in both celebrated and hidden artistic talent. Click each photo to read, in their own words, a little about why the arts and design — including music, dance, painting, theater, architecture and photography — give them joy and insight.

Undergraduate Research Program

Berkeley is unique for its commitment to including undergraduate students in research enterprises, as evidenced by the fact that more undergraduates at Berkeley go on to earn Ph.D.’s than at any other college or university. The Office of Undergraduate Research helps students map out a strategy, connect with faculty and mentors, and obtain funding opportunities to support their research.

Research Programs

Two types of research projects are open to undergraduate students: