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Academic Enrichment & Career

Academic Enrichment Programs
AEP offers UCSD undergraduates the opportunity to obtain valuable research-oriented academic preparation in virtually any academic major including science, math, engineering, social sciences and the arts and humanities.

Academic Internship Program
UC San Diego's Academic Internship Program offers students an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and analytical skills in diverse professional settings while earning academic credit.

Dine/Coffee with a Prof
The Dine/Coffee with a Prof program allows undergraduate students to dine with one of their esteemed faculty members or graduate teaching assistants for free!

Engaged Learning Tools
UC San Diego offers a suite of tools designed to help you discover, capture, review, and share your experiences and the skills you developed.

Honors Program in Religion
The Study of Religion honors program offers students who have excelled in the major the opportunity to research and write a thesis. The program is highly recommended for students who are planning to do graduate study in any discipline.

Study Abroad

UCCS Journalism Program
The UCCS Journalism Program is offered during summer. Students gain the skills of a seasoned reporter by interning for 24-40 hours/ week at media organizations that report on California government and politics.

UCCS Policy Program
Students from all UC campuses may enroll in the Policy Program to gain first-hand knowledge of California's public policy challenges and processes.

UCDC Program
UCDC  hosts extraordinary internship opportunities in Washington, DC.
Get advice, coaching, and prep from UCSD's alumni network.

UCSD Libraries Religion Research Guide

UCSD Research Experience & Applied Learning Portal (REAL) 
The REAL undergraduate research portal offers research, internship, international, service learning, entrepreneurial, leadership, and other co-curricular opportunities that help students build real-world skills by applying knowledge gained in the classroom.

UCSD Career Center - My Career Tools
Career exploration.

Undergraduate Seminar Programs
One-unit seminars that allow students to explore ideas with faculty members on many subjects.

Publishing & Conferences

Audeamus Journal
Offers undergraduate honors students of the UC system an opportunity to publish their work. Audeamus is open to any written or visual work.

Conference for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)
The purpose of this conference is to recognize research done in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, as well as to encourage UC San Diego undergraduates. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 

Global Spheres Journal
A student-run journal at UC Santa Barbara that seeks to publish articles that bridge the social science and humanities through a discussion of various global issues through an interdisciplinary approach. 

Intermountain West Journal of Religious Studies
The Intermountain West Journal of Religious Studies, affiliated with the Religious Studies program at Utah State University, accepts article submissions and book reviews from undergraduate and graduate students.

Journal of Religion and Film
The Journal of Religion & Film (University of Omaha) is a peer reviewed journal that is committed to the study of connections between the medium of film and the phenomena of religion.

The Equilibrium - Warren College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Journal
Any undergraduate student attending UCSD is allowed to submit their research. Additionally, students who have already graduated, but still wish to publish their research, are invited to submit their work, as long as submissions pertain to research done as an undergraduate.

Religious Studies Project
The Religious Studies Project (RSP) is an international collaborative enterprise producing weekly podcasts with leading scholars on the social-scientific study of religion.

Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research
SCCUR’s cornerstone program is a one-day conference held each November on the campus of a college or university in the greater Los Angeles area. Its purpose is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the best research, scholarship, and creative work of undergraduates in the region, and thus to encourage excellence in undergraduate achievement.

UCLA Journal of Religion
A student-run undergraduate journal dedicated to publishing papers on diverse topics in religious studies. It aims to engage and familiarize students with the process of journal publication – a cornerstone of academic life- and provide an opportunity for them to display their research in this fascinating field. The journal welcomes submissions incorporating all methodological and theoretical approaches, and highly encourage interdisciplinary papers. The goal is to publish superior work regarding the academic study of religion. 


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Iranian-American Scholarship Fund
The Iranian-American Scholarship Fund (IASF) is a volunteer-administered, non-profit organization which provides scholarships to full-time students of Iranian heritage attending undergraduate and graduate schools in the United States who exhibit academic excellence, as well as financial need and a commitment to community service.

Islamic Scholarship Fund
Provide academic scholarships ranging from $2,000-$10,000 for American Muslim college students interested in media and policy related professions.

Marshall College Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Warren College Undergraduate Scholarships

William Denman Scholarship
A one-year award of up to $2,000 for outstanding Philosophy, Comparative Religions, or International Relations majors.

Graduate Study

UCSD Career Services: Explore Graduate and Professional School
Resources to help you determine if an advanced degree is right for you, and how to prepare and apply.

Preparing for Graduate Study at UC
A four-year roadmap for freshman who are considering graduate study.

Harvard Diversity and Explorations Program (DivEx)
A three-day program for college undergraduates who have a commitment to diversity and social justice and who are considering careers in ministry or other fields in which the study of religion, theology, and ethics would be an asset. DivEx is free. Harvard provides housing, all meals, and airline, bus, or train transportation to and from Boston.

UC Graduate Programs in Religion

UC San Diego: Jewish Studies

UC Santa Barbara: Religious Studies

UC Riverside: Religious Studies

UC Berkeley: Buddhist Studies

UC Davis: Study of Religion

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