College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Research

As a graduate student in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences, you will have myriad opportunities to engage in research that enhances your learning beyond the classroom and guided laboratory experience. You will study with award-winning, research-active faculty at a university ranked by the National Science Foundation as one of the nation’s top public research institutions.

Discover exciting research opportunities at the local, national and international level through our 20 Master's and 15 doctoral programs. Our students gain invaluable career and life experience working side by side with world-class researchers, in fields as diverse as paleoceanography, international relations theory and global feminist studies.

Our graduate programs grant you access to our world class labs and research institutes. Immerse yourself in environmental research at the UC Center for Field Studies, a robust center for the study of environmental issues facing our region. Study children’s developmental reasoning and learning in our Children’s Cognitive Research Lab, or engage in collaborative community research to improve the lives of disadvantaged populations. The options are almost as expansive as your imagination. 

College of Arts and Sciences Associate Deans

Are you interested in finding out more about A&S graduate research opportunities? Explore our Graduate Programs, or please contact the Associate Dean in your academic area:

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Margaret Hanson

Associate Dean for Natural Sciences

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Jennifer Malat

Associate Dean for Social Sciences

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David Stradling

Associate Dean for the Humanities