Additional Student Resources

Additional Resources

Career Services

Career Services (Building 599 next to the Humanities and Social Sciences Building and across from Storke Tower) offers a variety of tools and resources to help students learn about themselves, including individual interests, skills, strengths, and weaknesses, and can also help students explore majors and careers based on this information.  Students who are interested in learning about alternate careers and graduate school opportunities, such as PhD and Master's programs, are encouraged to explore additional options through Career Services, their department advisors, and faculty members in their major(s).

Phone: (805)893-4412. You can also get in the virtual line to speak with a career counselor here

STEM Career Counselors:  Maddie Foster (805 893-2522) and Derek Musashe (805 893-4043)

Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS)

Their Mission: At CLAS, learning is our middle name.

  • We help students understand course concepts.
  • We engage students in the learning process.
  • We guide students toward discovering solutions to problems.
  • We encourage students to become independent thinkers & lifelong learners.

Not only does the CLAS offer tutorials for several courses on campus, their Academic Skills consultations and workshops can help you learn and implement valuable time management and study skills. Vist the CLAS website to learn more.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to our diverse UCSB student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty, staff, and families.

All registered students are eligible for services at CAPS. When help is needed in sorting out a personal concern, CAPS is a resource for learning new skills in building self-confidence, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, and identifying options.

Education Abroad Program

EAP programs at UCSB offer a variety of experiences for students; these programs are unique, in that each encompasses different study opportunities and chances for personal development.  These programs can be particularly beneficial for pre-professional students as they relate to the AAMC’s Core Competencies.

One of the AAMC’s Core Competencies is cultural competence; EAP programs offer cultural immersion through academic programs, educational trips, internships, and research. As pre-professional students, these experiences are invaluable and offer opportunities for gaining broader perspectives of different cultures and issues facing the global community. 

Note:  Pre-health students interested in completing professional school prerequisite courses abroad are strongly encouraged to first speak to a pre-health advisor.  Please review this document regarding prerequisite courses taken abroad, and also note that this only applies to the medical schools listed in the document.  Students seeking entry into other professional school programs, such as dentistry, optometry, etc., should review individual program websites and reach out to admissions offices at each institution to determine program-specific policies regarding the acceptance of prerequisite coursework completed abroad.  When reaching out, be sure to mention whether or not the program is offered through UCEAP.  Click here to view document. 

UCSB Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE)

UCSB's PaCE programs offer a variety of opportunities for pre-health students to gain additional experiences and training that may benefit them as they pursue a career in healthcare.  If you have questions regarding PaCE offerings, please email 

Emergency Medical Technician

This program is designed to give the student the skills and knowledge to function as a working Emergency Medical Technician at the basic level. The program is intended for those who want to gain employment as a firefighter, emergency care technician at a hospital and Ambulance driver or attendant. It is also for those individuals who are planning on attempting to obtain a higher level of medical training such as RN, PA or MD as an enhancement for the competitive application process for those professions.

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)

SBCC offers a variety of courses and training opportunities that may be of interst to UCSB pre-health students, including courses in Human Anatomy with lab and Human Physiology with lab (necessary for PA, PT, and A BSN programs), as well as an EMT program.  For more information, please contact SBCC.

SBCC EMT course syllabus

Health Admin Job Board

Discover Health Admin offers job postings and educational information for students interested in Health Admin careers.

Alternate Career Paths

Many students who begin their college careers with the intent of pursuing a career in healthcare eventually come to realize that another career might be better for them.  The reasons for these decisions vary greatly, but no matter the reason, we want to do everything we can to help students achieve their career goals.