• College of Arts and Sciences
  • Research & Creative Achievement
  • Come learn by doing. Work with your classmates. Do research with your professors. Create team projects and solo projects, too. At u乐, we encourage collaboration more than we encourage competition. Come change the world with your work — not just after you graduate but right now.  

    Roll Up Your Sleeves

    students creating ceramic pieces with wheel throwing machine

    Break Boundaries

    Our centers and institutes foster innovative, interdisciplinary, and socially conscious study around San Francisco and the world.

    Make and Create

    Come work in our maker spaces and our labs. Come create with your head and your hands.

    Write for the Real World

    Submit your essays, research papers, scientific reports, business proposals, and more. Get published in this journal of student writing.

    Work With Your Professors

    Our student-to-faculty ratio of 12-to-1 enables you to know your professors and your professors to know you. In contrast to larger colleges, we give you, as an undergraduate, the chance to do graduate-level research directly with professors. The results are in-depth inquiry and creative expression in areas ranging from computational neuroscience and ecofeminist ethics to acculturation’s impact on the health of Asian American immigrants.

    Kayleigh Little at the Palace of Fine Arts

    Kayleigh Little '22

    I am currently writing my senior thesis on the effects of climate change on ground squirrels in Northern California with Professor Nunes. I cannot wait to finish, present our findings at u乐, and hopefully publish my paper."

    Kayleigh Little '22

    Do Real Research

    Show your work on Creative Activity and Research Day (CARD), an event that takes place each spring.

    Kevin Galvin

    Change the World From Here

    In the Innovation Hive at u乐, you and your classmates dream, build, collaborate, innovate. 

    Student working at sewing machine in u乐's Innovation Hive