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Marine & Coastal Science Major Departmental Honors

College of Biological Sciences

Students graduating from the College of Biological Sciences are eligible for Departmental Honors, High Honors, or Highest Honors depending on their GPA.

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Students graduating from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are eligible for Departmental Honors, High Honors, or Highest Honors depending on their GPA.

College of Letters & Science

Students graduating from the College of Letters & Science are eligible for Departmental Honors, depending on their GPA and whether or not they complete a Senior Thesis.]

Students who graduate with a GPA in the top percentages of their college will automatically graduate with Honors.

Students who qualify for Honors at graduation may also be eligible for High or Highest honors, based upon the quality of their Senior Thesis (course number 194A-194B) or Senior Honors Thesis (course number 194HA-194HB). Students must have a qualifying GPA to be eligible to enroll in the Senior Honors Thesis. The thesis must span two quarters and be supervised by a faculty member approved in advance by the MCSci Faculty Advisors. A Thesis that is approved in advance can be counted toward the “Internship/Research” requirement for the Marine and Coastal Science major.


Outstanding Senior Award. The Outstanding Senior Award is given each year to one graduating student from each major across campus, recognizing their "excellent academic achievement", "outstanding contribution to the academic environments through active involvement with faculty and fellow students", and "demonstrated leadership". 

Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship (PUF). The Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship is a prestigious campus-wide fellowship awarded to students pursuing a research project, often a senior thesis, designed to help alleviate research costs.

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Scholarships in Geology and Marine and Coastal Science (GeMS)

The UC Davis Earth and Planetary Sciences department has funds from the National Science Foundation (S-STEM Program) for undergraduate scholarships of up to $8,000, potentially renewable for multiple years.

Junior College and Community College students planning to apply for admission to UC Davis as Geology or Marine and Coastal Science majors (in the College of Letters & Science) are encouraged to apply.

All awards are capped at the student’s individual Financial Aid eligibility and may be limited by the availability of funding.