CNAS Freshman Scholars Program

CNAS Student Success Programs

The CNAS Student Success Programs create academic and social integration for CNAS undergraduate students at the University of California Riverside, by enhancing student development and learning as well as increasing student persistence. Please click on the photo showcasing each program to be directed to it's separate page, or access the pages from our left-hand directory. Additionally, you may access our mission statement and contact information.

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CNAS Learning Communities
This year-long first year success program offers students reserved seating in science and math courses, supplemental instruction, peer mentorship, and exclusive research opportunities!


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Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) 
A paid, 10-week undergraduate research opportunity exclusively offered to CNAS Scholars students who complete the CNAS Scholars learning community program.

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CNAS Scholar Peer Mentors

A peer support and education team at UC Riverside that specializes in assisting current and former CNAS Learning Community students through academic and interpersonal challenges.

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 Promoting Engagement, Retention, and Success in STEM Training (PERSIST)

This year-long sophomore success program aims to enhance the academic performance and research experience of CNAS students through peer mentorship, financial support, and exposure to undergraduate research.


More Information

General Campus Information

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

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Department Information

CNAS Freshman Scholars Program
1223 Pierce Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5326
Fax: (951) 827-2243
E-mail: cnasscholars@ucr.edu