Undergraduate Research and Special Studies
Social Relations majors find many opportunities to take part in internship
programs with social services agencies. Among these programs are internships
with agencies focused on juvenile delinquency, teenage pregnancy,
homelessness, domestic violence, and drug addiction. Students also
may receive research grants to conduct research projects in community
research or community service. Undergraduates have access to the extensive
computer facilities on campus for use in their studies.
University Honors Program
The University Honors Program offers lower-division courses taught
by distinguished faculty and introduces undergraduates to the challenges
and rewards of scholarship and research from the beginning of their
undergraduate careers. In the upper division, the program invites
outstanding students to design and produce honors theses and projects
under individual faculty supervision, through the departmental Honors
Program, highly qualified students are invited to conduct a research
thesis of their own initiative and design in collaboration with a
faculty member. Participation in the Honors Program is the capstone
of an excellent education.
Education Abroad Program (EAP)
Through the Education Abroad Program, UCR students can add an international
perspective to their education by studying and living in another country
while earning UC credit. The Education Abroad Program is an excellent
opportunity to lean more about another country and its culture while
taking long programs, a wide range of shorter options are also available.
While on EAP, students are still eligible for financial assistance.
Students are advised to plan study abroad well in advance so as to
ensure that the courses taken fit with their overall program back
at UCR. For further details see the University
of California's EAP website and http://www.uoeap.ucsb.edu/
or contact UCR's International
Services Center at 827-4113.
Social Relations majors receive advising from the Chair of the Social
Relations Program and from the Student Affairs Officer in the Sociology
Preparing for Transfer
Students planning to transfer to UCR as a Social Relations major should:
- meet the UC admission requirements for transfer;
- complete the coursework requirements;
- complete the breadth requirements for UCR's College of Humanities,
Arts and Social sciences, preferably by following the Intersegmental
General Education Transfer Curriculum, IGETC.
Related Literature and References
UCR currently has articulation agreements with most of the California
community college. These agreements list specific community college
courses that have been designated as comparable to UCR courses. The
articulation agreements are available at the statewide articulation
Web site, http://www.assist.org/
or at California community colleges.
Detailed information about UCR's admission requirements is presented
in the UC publications, Application for Undergraduate Admission &
Scholarships, Introducing the University, and Answers for Transfers,
and in the UC Riverside General Catalog. The UC publications are available
and at California high schools and community colleges. The UC Riverside
General Catalog is online at http://www.ucr.edu/
and for purchase through the UCR Bookstore, (951) 827-4211.