Field Experience

Make the most of your EEB major by getting involved in field based courses and programs.   There are many ways to gain valuable field experience that range from one quarter field courses to full immersion field quarters and/or by participating in field based programs abroad.  Participation requires planning ahead.  Undergraduate Research Courses are another option for gaining valuable research/field experience.

Field Courses

UCSC offers multiple field based courses in marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments.  Most require special preparation or are available only by application.

Field Quarters

Field quarters, or Supercourses, are intensive total immersion experiences for very motivated students.  These courses provide 19- 20 units of credit and no other courses are taken during the field quarter.  UCSC offers three different field quarters, a UC field quarter experience is also available.  Enrollment is by application only.

Programs Abroad

The Costa Rica Monteverde and Queensland programs are preapproved programs that fulfill EEB major requirements.  EEB majors also participate in many other programs.