DEIB Undergraduate Student Programs

The College of Chemistry Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging unit offers the below programs to assist students in the College of Chemistry.

Discovery Learning Course for Transfer Students

The College of Chemistry (CoC) offers a one-credit, seminar-style course exclusively for incoming transfer students, Chem 102: Foundations of Discovery Learning for College of Chemistry Transfer Students. Students are guided to develop and engage in creative discovery experiences and are provided with advice and support to assist in their transition to the CoC. Students in this course are encouraged to join the Transfer Student Mentorship Program.

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Transfer Student Mentorship Program

This program pairs transfer students with graduate student mentors who help guide them toward research experiences within the CoC.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Diversity Program

Summer Undergraduate Research Diversity (SURD) Program

The UC Berkeley College of Chemistry is thrilled to announce its inaugural Summer Undergraduate Research Diversity (SURD) program for undergraduate students interested in Chemistry, Chemical Biology and/or Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

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Chem 49: Support for General Chemistry

Chem 49: Support for General Chemistry

This fall of 2023, the College of Chemistry is offering a course specifically designed to help first-year students succeed in Chem 4A. This course, Chem 49, will be offered concurrently with Chem 4A, and will focus on supporting students to develop study habits, test-taking strategies, chemical vocabulary, and knowledge of essential chemistry concepts. Students will also be introduced to the community of chemistry through interactions with members of the CoC community including professors, graduate students, peers, and advisors. This course is designed for students who did not have the opportunity to take a strong AP Chemistry or IB Chemistry course or similar in high school.

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