Student Resources

Student Resource Links:

Career Center – career & graduate/pre-professional school counseling, job & internship search tools, special events including Career Week, Planning Your Future resource

Career Counseling Library – resources that can help you assess your interests & skills, explore career options & find out about graduate and professional schools

Undergraduate Research – points you to several research opportunities at Berkeley such as the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) & the McNair Scholars Program

Student Learning Center – academic support services & leadership opportunities

Scholarship Connection – UC Berkeley’s clearinghouse for information on scholarships that are funded by sources outside the University

Letters & Science Advising – College rules & requirements, frequently asked questions, downloadable forms & petitions and quick email advising

Office of the Registrar – grades & transcripts, registration & enrollment, fees and more!

Schedule of Classes – the most up-to-date resource on course offerings for the semester

Berkeley Academic Guide – general University information including admissions, campus academic departments, and courses & curricula

Transfer Re-entry & Student Parent Center – range of transitional support services for new and continuing transfer students at Cal

EOP – Educational Opportunity Program provides first generation and low-income college students with the guidance and resources necessary to succeed

Dean of Students and Deanofstudents.berkeley.edu/support– dedicated to the holistic learning journey of students and provide a myriad of programs, services and recources

Activities and student organizations – opportunities for the intellectual, social, and ethical development of all students through the promotion of co-curricular activities and civic engagement.

Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships-  Research.berkeley.edu

Cal Research:

Anthropology Library-  The George and Mary Foster Anthropology Library, 230 Kroeber Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Berkeley Library Site

Doe/Moffitt Helpful Research Links

Lexis Nexis Academic Universe

Commencement Prizes:

Applying for the McCown Prize-

The McCown Prize is awarded to the graduating senior judged to be the most outstanding Anthropology student in the class--someone that is BOTH an amazing student, and who has been actively engaged in the Anthropology community and ideally the community at large. Evidence of distinction in work done outside the Department may be taken into account, but McCown is primarily to reward for excellence in the work of the department. A minimum 3.6 GPA in their major course work, and a minimum overall UC GPA of 3.5 is required. Submit two letters of recommendation from faculty, two papers written for upper-division Anthropology courses, a resume/CV, and an essay of no more than 1 page.

Apply for the Kroeber Prize-

The Kroeber Prize is awarded annually for the outstanding Anthropology Senior Honors Thesis. Applicants submit the thesis by the advertised deadline for review by the selection committee. No late submissions can be accepted.

How do I get approval for an Anthropology DeCal?

Deadlines are set each semester and there are no exceptions, because of necessary time for university approval. Create a course description that shows the frequency and length of class meetings; a reading list; an outline of each week's topic that includes reading required for that week; a clear description of assignments and requirements for the class, with the percentage each will contribute to the final grade and due dates. Answer the five questions on the Course Proposal form, which must be signed by the sponsoring faculty member. Checklists for the process are at http://www.decal.org/start/sponsoring.phpm. Submit all materials in person to the Undergraduate Advising Office (215 Kroeber Hall).