Student Research Program (SRP)
UCLA's Student Research Program (SRP) assists undergraduates in obtaining research skills, in defining academic interests and objectives, and in becoming part of the larger university research community. SRP is designed as an entry-level experience and allows undergraduates early in their academic careers to participate in research or engage in scholarly efforts under the direction of a faculty mentor. More than 10,000 students have participated in SRP since the program's inception in 1985.
Students receive 1 unit of credit for 3-5 hours of work per week or 2 units for 6-10 hours of work per week. Students in the College may take up to 10 units of SRP credit during their undergraduate careers. Only 6 of those SRP units will count towards graduation; once students have completed 6 SRP units, they may enroll in an additional 4 SRP units without credit applied toward the degree. Each student can only submit one SRP contract per quarter.
- Must be in good academic standing.
- Must be enrolled in at least 12 units (before SRP units) with full-time status, with the exception of summer quarter.
- If enrolled in over 18 units (including SRP units), students must submit a petition to the appropriate counseling unit to go over the unit max. This petition must be approved before the SRP contract is submitted.
- Students working with faculty mentors who have UCLA Environment, Health & Safety chemical licenses must have completed the Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts class before enrolling in an SRP 99 course (see below). Students who need to take the course will see a notation on their SRP 99 contract under their faculty mentor's name.
Students enroll in SRP (Course 99) by submitting their signed SRP contracts (available on MyUCLA) to the Undergraduate Research Center (Murphy Hall A334) by 4:30 pm on the Friday of second week for fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters. See Creating the SRP Contract for more information.
Students working with faculty mentors who have UCLA Environment, Health & Safety chemical licenses must have completed the Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts class before enrolling in an SRP 99 course. If the Laboratory Safety course is required, students will see the following under their faculty mentor's name when generating the SRP 99 contract in MyUCLA: "Safety Training: Proof of Completion of the Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts (LSFC) course is required for participation in research with this mentor." See Creating the SRP Contract for more information.
Note: For Summer Sessions, students may only enroll in SRP units for one of the sessions (either session A for 6 weeks, session C for 6 weeks, OR session A for 10 weeks). Deadlines for summer SRP contracts are 4:30 p.m. of the second week of each session.
SRP (Course 99) is a P/NP contract course, and the course requirements are determined by the faculty mentor. At the end of the quarter, the faculty mentor certifies that the contract has been completed and submits a grade. Grades are submitted by the faculty mentor within the last week of the quarter after final exams.
Students’ transcripts will read as follows: Course 99 - Student Research. The number of units listed on the transcript is set by the SRP contract (see above).
If you are interested in becoming a part of SRP, please attend one of the SRP 99 workshops
held each quarter.
Undergraduate Research Center –
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
A334 Murphy Hall
Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm