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Added on: July 15, 2016
Last updated: October 10, 2016

The Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP)

Program Overview / Impact

The Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP) is an intensive enrichment program for diverse undergraduates who have a strong interest in undergraduate research in biology. BUSP, sponsored by the College of Biological Sciences, enriches the undergraduate experience by providing exciting and challenging opportunities to learn about and participate in the biological sciences. BUSP students enroll in a specially designed, rigorous academic program during their first two years of college, can work in a biology research laboratory during their sophomore year, and meet regularly with skilled advisers who offer academic guidance and personal support.

How to Get Involved

BUSP Eligibility

Students are eligible to apply for BUSP if they are incoming freshmen interested in the life sciences at UC Davis and satisfy one of the following conditions:

  • Qualify for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) – typically students who are first generation college students, or are members of groups that have been disadvantaged, either socially or economically. Please see the EOP website for details.
  • Identify as an individual from a racial (African American, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), or ethnic (Hispanic) group underrepresented in biomedical research
  • Have a disability

Students may apply for BUSP by visiting http://eeop.ucdavis.edu/BUSP/busp_application.html. The application deadline is June 30.

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