College of Biological Sciences

STEM Majors' Career Horizons Expand in Washington, D.C.

Students Discover Prestigious National Internships Offered Through UC Washington Center Washington Program Facts

The Washington Program places UC Davis students in the University of California Washington Center (UCDC) to live, intern, and study in the nation's capital for an academic quarter. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Information sessions are held frequently throughout the year.

3 Big Myths Busted for Pre-Health Students

What Really Matters When Applying to Professional Schools

When I arrived at UC Davis three years ago to start the Health Professions Advising office, what immediately struck me was not only the large number of students pursuing health careers — 5,000! — but also how much wrong information was being perpetuated about what matters to professional schools when judging student applications.

Why Worry About Colleges When Choosing a Major at UC Davis?

Get in the Know With This Explanation and Lower Your Stress We're Really a University

You see the words "college" and "university" a lot when you read about places in higher education. And it can be confusing.

The difference between a college and a university is a matter of size. UC Davis is, in fact, a large university — a university made up of four colleges that teach both undergraduates and graduates.

4 Things to Consider Before Changing Your Major

Be Successful by Assessing Your Goals, Adjusting Your Focus and Exploring Possibilities Explore These Majors

This blog features many majors to help you explore what you want to do. Here are a few to consider:

5 Reasons Why Undergraduates Should Do Research

On the List: You Can Explore Career Directions and Build Transferable Skills
 

Nearly 40 percent of UC Davis undergraduates participate in hands-on research. On the occasion of the 28th annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference on April 28 and 29 — where more than 700 students presented their work — we introduce you to some students and graduates who shared what they’ve gained. Consider how the research experience can benefit you, too.

Starting as an Undeclared Major Can Be a Great Choice

There's Nothing Wrong With Taking Time to Explore Before Choosing a Major
 

“What’s your major?” That’s the question everyone seems to ask when they hear you are going to college. So, you may feel pressure to have a major nailed down by the time you arrive on campus.

My advice: Don’t!