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. If you have any questions contact the undergraduate advisor, Crystal Carlos, for more information at ccarlos@femst.ucsb.edu.

Requirements are as follows:

  • Students must enroll for two or three quarters and earn 2-4 units per quarter. 
  • No GPA requirements. 
  • Space will be limited to 10 students.
  • More information is provided in the application below.

The application deadline for the Academic Year 2020-2021 Research Program application is September 27, 2020.

Research Program Application

 

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."  If you have any questions contact the undergraduate advisor, Crystal Carlos, for more information at ccarlos@femst.ucsb.edu.

Requirements are as follows:

  • Students will enroll in two or three quarters of the FEMST 195H series earning 2-4 units per quarter.
  • Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 and 3.5 in the Major. 
  • Honors students will write a 25-35 page thesis.
  • More information is provided in the application below.

The application deadline for the Academic Year 2020-2021 Honors Program application is September 27, 2020.

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.

For updated information, please visit: http://mcnair.ucsb.edu/apply.html

 

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.