Options for Fulfilling the Field Study Requirement

Traditional Field Study

80 hours at community partner in conjunction with field study course when enrolled in 4 units of SOCECOL 195/W. 


 Now introducing a new Field Study course available Winter 2022 that represent a unique “3-in-1” model by simultaneously fulfilling the following three requirements:

1) Field Study course 2) Field placement and 3) Upper Division Writing...All in one!

Winter 2022 - Course Offerings: 

  • SOCECOL 106W (50180) (Prison Pandemic); Instructor/Supervisor: Dr. Keremet Reiter (NOT AVAILABLE FOR SPRING '22) 
  • SOCECOL 104W (50170)(Pandemic Histories Archive); Instructor/Supervisor: Dr. Susan Coutin (NOT AVAILABLE FOR SPRING '22)

Advanced Field Study

AFS offers a small number of undergraduate students in the School of Social Ecology an in-depth, three-quarter field study experience focused on civic and community engagement.

Global Service Scholars

Updated information coming soon. 

UCDC Academic Internship Program

The UC Irvine Washington DC Academic Internship Program, located in the exciting environment of Washington DC, enables UCI students from ALL majors to pursue internships, seminar and elective courses, and research in fall, winter, or spring quarters.

Summer UCDC

Important Information Regarding Summer 2020 UCDC

The UCDC Summer Internship Program (UCDC) sends 40 to 50 outstanding undergraduate students to live and intern in Washington, D.C. for 10 weeks each summer. There are numerous internship opportunities in various industries such as non-profit public service organizations, governmental agencies, communications, and entertainment.

UC Center Sacramento

UC Center Sacramento is the University of California’s teaching, research and public-service site located one block from the State Capitol Building. Operated by UC Davis, UCCS offers distinctive academic programs in public policy and journalism to students from throughout the university’s 10-campus system. These two programs provide students with an opportunity to study through seminars and internships in and around the state Capitol.

Summer Sacramento Internship Program

The Sacramento Internship Program at the University of California, Irvine is a program that gives outstanding UCI students an opportunity to intern in the California state capital. The Program provides career-related internship opportunities in public service, nonprofits, special interest groups, and various other organizations and institutions.

Public Health Practicum

The UCI Public Health Practicum fulfills the field study requirement. Public Health majors may choose to use their Practicum for 4 units of field study. NOTE! Students may only have 2 courses overlap between majors. For example, a stats course such as Stats 7 (in lieu of SocEcol 13) and PubHlth 195W (in lieu of 4units of SocEcol 195)  would count as the two-course overlap.

If you meet the criteria above and would like to submit a request for Public Health 195W to satisfy SE195, submit a DegreeWorks Update Form here. 

Completing Field Study Abroad 

There are a few opportunities already established for students who would like to fulfill the Field Study requirement while abroad. 

Irish Parliament Internship and Course Work

Scottish Parliament  Internship and Course Work

For students who are seeking opportunities outside of those listed here, they are encouraged to review the Field Study minimum standards. Students that complete experiences that appear to meet the requirements and learning outcomes concurrently my submit a course waiver petition upon return. The petition and materials submitted will be reviewed in accordance with the standards to determine if the experience and course work meets the standards to waive the course. This is a good option for students going abroad in their Junior year.