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Need academic advising? Want to work with the world’s coolest mentor or get tutoring help? What about finding like-minded peers? UC Santa Cruz Science offers student resources that support your educational goals in and out of the classroom.

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We are an academic support program dedicated to increasing the diversity of undergraduate STEM students. We offer problem solving sessions and peer mentoring to help you hurdle difficult science courses.
Advising is provided by our Department of Physics in room 211 of the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB).
Chemist Shaowei Chen talks to students in lab, UCSC Science, photo credit Elena Zhukova 2019
Advising is provided by our Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in room 230 of the Physical Science Building (PSB).
Photo credit Elena Zhukova for UC Santa Cruz 2018
Advising is provided by our Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in room 105A of the Coastal Biology Building (CBB), located on the Coastal Science Campus (CSC).
Photo credit Elena Zhukova for UC Santa Cruz 2018
Advising is provided by our Department of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology in room 389 of Thimann Labs.
Photo credit Elena Zhukova for UC Santa Cruz 2018
Advising is provided by our Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in room 230 of the Physical Science Building (PSB).
Kyle Dilliplaine drills an ice core at the North Pole ice sampling station as UC Santa Cruz ocean scientist Carl Lamborg looks on, photo credit Bill Schmoker PolarTREC 2015 courtesy of ARCUS-
Advising is provided by our Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences in room A234A of the Earth & Marine Science Building (EMS).
Photo credit Elena Zhukova for UC Santa Cruz 2019
Advising is provided by our Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in room 105A of the Coastal Biology Building (CBB), located on the Coastal Science Campus (CSC).
Advising is provided by our Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences in room A234A of the Earth & Marine Science Building (EMS).
Advising is provided by our Department of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology in room 389 of Thimann Labs.
Baleen whales in Antarctica, photo credit Ari Frielaender
Advising is provided by our Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in room 105A of the Coastal Biology Building (CBB), located on the Coastal Science Campus (CSC).
Photo by Elena Zhukova for UC Santa Cruz
Advising is provided by our Department of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology in room 389 of Thimann Labs.
Rabies coronal oversaturated neuroscience, photo credit Euiseok Kim
Advising is provided by our Department of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology in room 389 of Thimann Labs.
Astrophysics students look through telescope, photo credit Elena Zhukova for UC Santa Cruz 2012
Advising is provided by our Department of Physics in room 211 of the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB).
David Lederman and Jairo Velasco working in materials science lab, Elena Zhukova for UC Santa Cruz 2019
Advising is provided by our Department of Physics in room 211 of the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB).
Student examines caterpillar on plant in the lab, photo credit Elena Zhukova for UC Santa Cruz 2017
Advising is provided by our Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in room 105A of the Coastal Biology Building (CBB), located on the Coastal Science Campus (CSC).
Active learning session, photo credit Elena Zhukova for UC Santa Cruz 2018
Advising is provided by our Department of Physics in room 211 of the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB).
Advising is provided by our Department of Mathematics in room 4147 of McHenry Library.
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Statewide initiative that aims to support and retain underrepresented undergraduates to achieve their degrees in the biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
The fellowship provides training opportunities to our astronomy graduate community through a variety of educational activities, mentorships with outstanding leaders, and large project leadership experiences.
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Math Placement is the first step in selecting and enrolling in your first UCSC undergraduate math course. Math placement using ALEKS PPL is a multi-stage process of assessment and improvement.
This program pairs experienced graduate students with motivated undergraduates to meet weekly and discuss a topic of their choice.
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MSI is intended to be an additional resource to help you catch up, practice course concepts, and excel in your class.
Our coaches can help you prepare and apply for medical and other professional program, craft your personal statement, provide career advice, and link you up with extracurricular experiences.
Our Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry maintains a list of tutors who charge for private sessions. Please contact chemadvising@ucsc.edu for more information, not affiliated with Learning Support Services (LSS).
Our Department of Mathematics maintains a list of tutors who charge for private sessions. Please contact mathadvising@ucsc.edu for more information, not affiliated with Learning Support Services (LSS).
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Our Department of Physics maintains a list of tutors who charge for private sessions. Please contact physicsadvising@ucsc.edu for more information, not affiliated with Learning Support Services (LSS).
This program is geared for students in all STEM disciplines. Students can participate in the following: community events, study groups & tutoring, graduate school application support, and journal club.
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We provide exam accommodations for undergraduate students with documented disabilities from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) who are enrolled in undergraduate courses at the Division of Physical & Biological Sciences.
Tutoring sessions are an hour long and generally have a capacity of 6 students. When you sign up, you’ll make a commitment to attend tutoring weekly for the entire quarter.
We serve as an integrated portal for STEM students to find all the STEM-focused services, programs, and resources at UCSC.