Academic Support and Resources

  • Resources within the Physics Department and STEM Diversity Programs include MARC, IMSD, CAMP and UC LEADS. 
  • WEST- Workshops for Engineering & Science Transfers (WEST) is designed to give students transferring from other institutions a jump-start on entering UCSC science and engineering majors. WEST fosters collaboration between students of different educational backgrounds and actively engages participants in the real processes of research through inquiry-based activities while helping build a community of STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) transfer students. These 2.5 day workshops are held every year in September, just before the start of fall quarter classes.
  • Career Center The mission of the Career Center is to promote the career development and related life planning skills of UC Santa Cruz students and alumni, and to provide access to internships and employment opportunities so students may explore career choices and nurture career goals.
  • Slugs Abroad Earn credits toward your degree or your GE courses while abroad.
  • EOP EOP represents the University of California's effort to identify, retain, and graduate a diverse student body. With that in mind, the mission of EOP is to promote the retention, academic success, and graduation rates of first generation college, low-income, and educationally disadvantaged student populations, and to assist these students with preparation for admission to graduate and professional schools.
  • ACE The Academic Excellent Program provides discussion sections in biology, pre-calculus, general and organic chemistry and physics. Sections meet for 4 hours each week with professional teaching staff and take the place of the required secondary discussion section for your math or science lecture.
  • DRC The Disability Resource Center assists the UCSC campus with equal educational access for students with disabilities.
  • LSS Learning Support Services offers Modified Supplemental Instruction (MSI) and tutoring services.
  • MSI Modified Supplemental Instruction gives students the opportunity to learn together in small groups led by advanced Student Learning Assistants.
  • Tutor list The Physics Department maintains a list of names of available tutors who charge for one-one-one tutoring. This is not affiliated with the LSS-MSI program. Please contact for more information.
  • Math Placement Alex
  • What Can I Do With The Physics Major?

Other Resources (not affiliated with the UC system)

  • AC ONLINE -College Resources and Financial Aid for Minorities - learn where to find and access scholarship money; get tips and recommendations from a financial aid expert; and find a list of various resources for support and additional information on paying for higher education.
  • Minorities in Nursing Guide - Despite being a rapidly expanding field, the nursing profession is still working to increase diversity. Learn how minority nurses can overcome barriers and find out what’s being done to improve diversity in both nursing education and the workplace.
  • DACA and Undocumented Students Guidebook - DACA provided a way for children of illegal immigrants who were brought to America while young to receive a renewable work permit and pursue higher education. In light of these changes, this guide answers the pressing questions DREAMers and other DACA-recipients likely have moving forward.
  • Student Multicultural and Diversity Guidebook