CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Center


Undergraduate Academic Advising Center

2017 CNAS UAAC Staff 

CNAS Advising

The CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Center helps students understand the policies and procedures pertaining to their academic careers.  All CNAS students are assigned an Academic Advisor who provides them with the guidance they need to navigate their degree path as well as the university as a whole.  Advisors are also here to direct students to the proper on-campus and off-campus resources.

Important reasons why you should visit the CNAS Advising Center include:

  • Declare or change your major
  • Declare a minor
  • Repeat a class for the second time (third time taking)
  • Take a course or courses outside of UCR during the school year and/or during the summer
  • Take a leave of absence from the university
  • Withdraw from the university
  • Readmit to the university

Click here to view current Scholarships or Research/Academic Opportunities available to CNAS students.

UC Natural Reserve System Field Studies Program

The Natural Reserve System of the University of California is accepting applications for the 2019 academic year offerings of the UC Natural Reserve System field course, California Ecology and Conservation.  This relatively new program, launched in Fall 2015, has been a tremendous success. Students from across the UC system have gained strong independent scientific research skills while immersed in the training grounds of the UC natural reserves, from Big Sur to the Mojave Desert, from coastal redwoods to California grasslands to high altitude bristlecone pines. Check out this video to get glimpses of what students are calling the most rewarding experience in their undergraduate careers.  See the flyer below for the 2019 schedule for the application deadlines and instruction dates.  See our Off Campus Educational/Research Opportunities page for more details.



Burrowing Owl Research Award 2019

See flyer below for all details.  Click on image for more information.  Deadline: February 28, 2019 at 12pm.



Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) in Plant Ecology & Evolution at UC Santa Barbara 

Interested in gaining hands-on experience in ecological and evolutionary research?  Apply to join a UCSB research team for summer 2019 to investigate the process of natural selection in four populations of the widespread California native wildflower, Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii). This research team is investigating wild populations along the length of the state to gain insight into the effects of rainfall and temperature regimes on the strength and direction of natural selection on life history and reproductive traits. Participants in this REU project will spend the summer at UCSB, conducting a combination of greenhouse-and lab-based activities.  Please feel flyer below for more details.  Deadline to apply: March 15, 2019.


Faculty Led Education Abroad Programs (FLEAP) for this Summer! 

Study in Namibia this summer and earn upper-division Biology credit!   The FLEAP Program in Functional Ecology and Herpetology is a combined field, lab and lecture course (BIOL170) that focuses on the biology of amphibians and reptiles by exploring their diversity, physiology, ecology, evolution, behavior, and biomechanics.  The program will also provide research experience (BIOL190) in ecology.   Follow this link for more detailsEAP is also offering Info Sessions about this program throughout the Winter Quarter: every Monday from 12-1pm and Friday from 2-3pm in Skye Hall 308.

Apply to be a Research Trainee or Pre-Trainee through the MARC U-STAR Program

MARC U-Star is an undergraduate NIH-funded research honors FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM for underrepresented minority, economically disadvantaged, or mentally/physically impaired students interested in obtaining a PhD or MD/PhD in Biomedical or Behavioral Science related fields.

Students from any department on campus are welcome to apply, provided they are involved in biomedical or behavioral related laboratory research. 

The deadline to apply for either program is April 5, 2019.
For more information, visit the MARC U-STAR Program website: https://marcu.ucr.edu/ 


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How to Contact Us




1223 Pierce Hall






Office Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri:
9am-12pm & 1-4pm

10am-12pm & 1-4pm

If you'd like to speak to an advisor, you can make an appointment on AdvisorTrac or visit the CNAS Advising Center during our office hours.
Find contact information for your assigned Academic Advisor.


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Advising Center Information

CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising
1223 Pierce Hall

Regular office hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am- 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tel: (951) 827-7294 or (951) 827-3102
Fax: (951) 827-2243 or (951) 827-2798
E-mail: cnasstudent@ucr.edu