DUE offers many programs for academic enrichment and experiential learning
The ANTrepreneur Center provides undergraduates with free, confidential consulting and advice on turning their business ideas into reality. If you have an idea or want to learn more about making ANTrepreneur a viable career choice, this is the place to start.
The Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation was launched in 2015 at UC Irvine, as part of a larger consortium of Blum Centers that operate on the idea that a world-class university must be a force for tackling the world’s most daunting challenge – poverty.
The Campuswide Honors Collegium (CHC) provides outstanding undergraduates with a challenging and rewarding academic experience, including special honors courses, research with a faculty mentor, social and cultural events, honors academic advising, and honors housing opportunities. Please see major descriptions in the current catalogue for School and Department-Based Honors Opportunities.
The UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) Academic Internship Program enables students to pursue internships in a variety of fields, take courses, and conduct research in the state capital. This UC systemwide program is open to students in all majors.
The UC Washington D.C. (UCDC) Academic Internship Program enables students to pursue internships in a wide variety of fields, take courses, and conduct research in the nation’s capital. This UC systemwide program is open to students in all majors.
The Civic and Community Engagement Minor connects students, faculty, and staff with community partners to provide service learning opportunities and support our community, through an academic minor, special events, and community-based research.
The Scholarship Opportunities Program (SOP) office advises competitive undergraduate UC Irvine candidates in applying for prestigious merit scholarships such as the Rhodes, Fulbright, Truman, Goldwater, Strauss and more.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) facilitates and supports faculty-mentored undergraduate research and creative projects throughout the research process for students from all disciplines at UC Irvine.
UTeach is a student led program within DUE that enables students to research, design and deliver their own seminar courses. Above, UTeacher Kenneth Lai, also 2013-14 UTeach Student Director, teaches his class about H.P. Lovecraft.
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country. It is an Army leadership and field training program that runs during your normal school schedule. When you graduate, you will earn your commission and gold bar of a Second Lieutenant. It is the best way to get a feel for the Army and still lead a normal college life.
The UCI Underground Scholars Program creates a pathway for incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals into higher education. We prioritize our services for formerly incarcerated students and define system-impacted as a person who is affected in a negative way by the incarceration of a close relative. System-impacted also includes people who have been arrested and/or convicted without incarceration.
UCI LIFTED is leveraging and inspiring futures through educational degrees and will lay the foundation for a new way of achieving decarceration in the state of California, moving us one step closer to the dream of allowing “anyone from anywhere” to educate themselves into a better life with the skills, tools, and relationships to bring a world-class education to incarcerated students.