College of Chemistry Scholars Program (COCSP)

Scholars ProgramOverview

The College of Chemistry Scholars Program (COCSP) was established in 1991 to promote and advance the educational and career opportunities of students from underrepresented groups and students that may benefit from extra learning support in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering.

The program offers Tutoring sessions/study groups for core Chemistry and Chemical Engineering courses, including general, organic, and physical chemistry, and for the first upper-division gateway course in Chemical Engineering. The sessions are led by experienced undergraduates who provide crucial mentoring and community-building opportunities as well as academic guidance and support.

Chem Scholars Peer Tutoring sessions/stud groups are peer-led academic support designed to help students succeed in traditionally difficult courses through peer-led group study sessions. Chem Scholars Peer Tutors have successfully completed the specific course, model successful student behavior in class, and facilitate course specific peer tutoring sessions outside of class.

Chemistry Scholars Peer Tutors lead study group/tutoring sessions for the classes below:

  • Chem 4A (F) 4B (Sp)
  • Chem 12A (F) 12B (Sp)
  • Chem 120A (F) and (Sp)
  • CBE 140 (F)
  • CBE 150A (Sp)

The program's goal is to increase the retention and success rates of students in the College from groups historically underrepresented in chemistry, chemical engineering, and other science fields.

Program Director

Shamaya Pellum

Shamaya R. Pellum
Undergraduate Peer Services Program Director

P: 510-643-1745
E: spellum@berkeley.edu
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