Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Feminist Studies students are encouraged to pursue research at the undergraduate level through one of several options.  Students may enroll in Independent Studies units with faculty to direct quarter-long projects of particular interest.  These courses are arranged primarily through agreement between the sponsoring faculty "mentor" and student, but must be approved by the Department administration.  Contact the undergraduate advisor, Crystal Carlos, for more information. 

Departmental Honors Program

For students interested in purusing graduate and/or professional school, the Feminist Studies Department offers an Honors experience, which results in the commendation of "Distinction in the Major."

The application deadline for the Academic Year 2019-2020 Honors Program application is September 13, 2019.

Honors Application

McNair Scholars Program Overview

The UC Santa Barbara McNair Scholars Program is a two-year program funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  It is designed to encourage students from groups often underrepresented in graduate programs to pursue doctoral degrees.  Twenty to thirty undergraduates and incoming transfer students are selected each year to participate in academic year and summer activities.  One of the key aspects of the McNair Program is the opportunity for undergraduate students at the junior and senior years to participate in research experiences.

To be a part of this exciting program, please visit: http://mcnair.ucsb.edu/apply.html

For further information, please contact:

Beth Schneider - bschneider@ltsc.ucsb.edu

Director of UCSB McNair Scholar Program

Faculty Research Assistance Program

The Faculty Research Assistance Program (FRAP) allows undergraduates to gain valuable research experience, work with leading UCSB researchers, and simultaneously earn academic credit through special research assistance courses, 99/99RA or 199/199RA.

If you are interested in FRAP, please visit the directory. This directory provides information about current research projects, the faculty and senior researchers conducting the research, and the academic or other preparation necessary to participate in the projects.