Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Curriculum

As a department of UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography offers degrees, minors, and more than 45 undergraduate courses covering a breadth of earth and marine sciences on a variety of different levels.

There are several introductory classes for non-majors, as well as upper-division courses intended for students in natural science majors. In addition to formal coursework, dozens of undergraduates benefit each year from individual and group research projects with Scripps faculty and researchers.

To view all of Scripps Institution of Oceanography Undergraduate programs, degrees, and minors check out our Undergraduate Curriculum

Undergraduate Research Programs

Scripps Institution of Oceanography offers a variety programs to undergraduates from across the globe to gain experience in cutting-edge research at a world-renowned research institution. View our Undergraduate Research Programs for more information on Independent Research, Honors and BS/MS programs, Scripps Undergraduate Student Symposium, and grants and awards.

Student Resources



  • SIO Undergraduate Workshop Series -- Undergraduate Research.  We’ll broadly go over different kinds of research opportunities undergraduates can get involved in (at SIO and across campus), strategies for finding a position, and various ways to earn credit.  We’ll also have guest speakers who are currently working in research labs who will be available to answer questions about their experiences.  

    • Thursday, October 24th,  5:00pm-6:00pm,  Location:  Eckart 227

  • Featured Job & Internship Opportunities - New and upcoming internship and career opportunities available to you


Contact Us

Current UCSD Students:

Please submit your questions via the VAC. An advisor will respond to you within 1-3 business days.

Walk-In Advising

Main Campus Location:

Galbraith Hall, 3rd​​ Floor, Rooms 365-368

9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA 92093

Days: Monday- Thursday

Times: 10:00- 11:30am & 1:30- 3:00pm

​Scripps Campus Location:

Eckart Building, 2nd floor, Room 211

8755 Biological Grade, La Jolla, CA 92037

Days: Tuesday & Wednesday

Times: 10:00- 11:30am & 1:30- 3:00pm

SIO Undergraduate Advisors

Sid Eads- Student Affairs Coordinator

Phone: 858-822-4604 / Email: sleads@ucsd.edu

Darlene Garza- Student Affairs Coordinator

Phone: 858-534-8157 / Email: d3garza@ucsd.edu