MCS Getting Involved

School of fish

Getting involved in your major is a wonderful way to make friends and establish a greater connection to your coursework and your future as a marine scientist.

  • Lead Mentor in the Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute
    The Lead Mentor hosts a variety of programs to support students in the marine sciences. At the start of the year, students can apply to be a mentor or mentee with another marine science student. The Lead Mentor hosts 2-unit seminar classes: a Fall class called “Professional Development in Marine Science” and a Winter “Career Discovery Seminar”. Find out more at Lead Mentor Resources.
  • Marine Science Club at UC Davis
    The Marine Science Club connects individuals who are passionate about marine science. The Marine Science Club aims to raise awareness and foster interest in marine science through interactive events, socials, and seminars.
  • Davis Scuba Club
    Davis Scuba is a student operated organization stationed at the University of California, Davis. The club aims to promote interest and education relating to scuba diving, marine ecology and biology, and ocean conservation, and environmental awareness. 
  • Oceanography and Marine Science at UC Davis - Facebook group
  • Art and the Oceans Club
    With the dire effects humans are having on the planet, ocean health is severely declining. Through art, we can promote sustainable living and raise awareness of the importance of healthy, biologically diverse seas. 
  • Vet Aide Club. Learn about animal care and join internships at the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital.