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Graduate School Preparation Programs

These undergraduate enrichment programs are designed to help you prepare for education beyond a bachelor's degree.

  • Faculty Mentor Program: Juniors and seniors with a GPA of 2.7 or higher can work with faculty mentors on an individual basis.

  • Health Beat: The centralized pre-med and pre-health advising office at the Career Center, offering strategic planning, 4-year plans, resources, events, classes and more to help you become a competitive applicant to medical school or other health professional schools (i.e., pharmacy, dentistry, physician assistant (PA), nursing, occupational therapy/ physical therapy, veterinary medicine, public health and more).

  • Health and Medical Professions Preparation Program (HMP3): All students interested in careers in the health professions, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other fields may enroll in this program.

  • McNair Program: Low-income, first-generation college students and underrepresented minorities can apply for this year-long preparation for doctoral studies.

  • Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS): An 8-week summer research academy for undergraduate students and recent college graduates, open to all disciplines.

  • University of California Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees Program (UC LEADS): This program offers support for upper-division undergraduates majoring in science, engineering, or mathematics who want to pursue a Ph.D.