Math Science Upward Bound (MSUB) is a TRiO federally-funded grant program that offers an intensive summer academy in marine biology for TRiO eligible students from targeted schools in California and Nevada. These high school students reside on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus for six weeks and follow a rigorous schedule of classes in marine biology, mathematics, communications, foreign language, and computer skills.

The goal of the program is to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college students entering into math and science majors and careers. Along with the rigorous academic program, a personal development class is offered to foster self-awareness, understanding of others and college orientation. A residential counselor deals with personal and emotional problems, while a high staff to student ratio results in lots of personal attention to students. The program achieves a good balance of social and recreational activities along with a demanding academic curriculum where basic skill development is embedded in core curricula. Equally important is the residential experience that simulates the college atmosphere for high school students.








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