To find out about the array of undergraduate research possibilities and how to proceed, please contact your departmental adviser, your faculty adviser, your professors, or use any of the following links. And as you begin to read through lists and talk with professors and staff members, think not only of your major field but of other areas as well. Since most UCSB researchers work in several fields at once, you’ll easily find meaningful research to match your interests.

Office of Research

The Office of Research is responsible for this website, the Undergraduate Research brochure, and general information related to research. We can help identify the right people to contact to get started in undergraduate research. Use the form to the right to contact us, or send an email to:

Kelly Pillsbury, Research Development Analyst

Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URCA)

URCA supports UCSB undergraduates in all colleges by finding and funding opportunities for research and creative activities.
Eden Slone
Undergraduate Programs Coordinator
2110 North Hall

Organized Research Programs

Various departments and centers on campus offer organized research programs during the summer and academic year. A full list with contact information and requirements is available here.

College Contacts

College of Creative Studies

College of Engineering

College of Letters and Science

Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education