Academic Opportunities

TMC Students are able to engage in academic opportunities offered through the College, and across the university. These opportunities present a unique way for students to engage with special populations and/or make a contribution to the community. Many of the programs listed below may also satisfy GE requirements.

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Academic Internship Program

The Academic Internship Program offers students the opportunity to apply academic theory and research to address challenges and issues in the real world while earning academic credit.

Student internships are available in a variety of settings: a political office in Washington, D.C., a conservation group in San Francisco, a medical laboratory in San Diego, or any number of other possibilities. 

Partners at Learning Program

The Partners at Learning Program allows students to participate in public service for academic credit through EDS 130, 131, 134, 136, 137, or 138, each taken with the co-requisite EDS 139.

Students regardless of major satisfy one disciplinary breadth requirement with writing by enrolling in any one of these courses to tutor and mentor students in local elementary, middle & high schools or UC San Diego’s charter school, The Preuss School. 

School Partnership Program

Thurgood Marshall College and the Center for Research in Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) at UCSD has collaborated in the establishment of two partnership schools and the School Partnership Program.

A key aspect of the partnership between UCSD and the two partnership schools is the presence of UCSD students as volunteers at each campus. Students from any major may volunteer at two UCSD-supported charter schools, the Preuss School and Gompers Preparatory Academy.

TMC students who participate in the School Partnership Program can also enroll in TMC 198 and satisfy one disciplinary breadth requirement.

ScienceBridge

Through ScienceBridge, students in all majors are able to apply cutting-edge techniques in the lab to teaching and mentoring opportunities in the K-12 environment. Through the Public Service Option, participants can satisfy one upper-division disciplinary breadth requirement regardless of their choice of major.

TIES for Engineering Majors

Teams In Engineering Service is an innovative academic program that offers hands-on engineering work in educational and non-profit sites in the local community. Through the Public Service Option, participants can satisfy one upper-division disciplinary breadth requirement regardless of their choice of major.

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