Academic Partners

Each ARCS chapter supports scholars at academic institutions in its local area. Every institution that ARCS partners with undergoes a comprehensive evaluation and is approved by the ARCS National Board. The evaluation process considers the strength of the institution’s degree programs, faculty size and quality, scientific publications, library facilities, test scores, national research grant funding, and faculty membership in professional organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and The Institute of Medicine.

The Northern California Chapter has a University Assessment Committee whose members have no affiliation with any of the recipient schools. If a university or a department within a university does not conform to the standards of the University Assessment Committee, the department or university is dropped from the Chapter’s recipient roster.

Current List of Approved Departments by Universities

San Francisco State University

Biology
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Computer Science
Earth & Climate Sciences
Mathematics
Physics & Astronomy

Stanford University

Aeronautics & Astronautics
Applied Physics
Bioengineering
Biology
Biophysics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Energy Resources Engineering
Earth System Science
Geological & Environmental Earth Sciences
Geophysics
Management Science & Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Physics

University of California, Berkeley

Applied Science & Technology
Astronomy
Bioengineering
Biophysics
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Chemistry
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
Earth & Planetary Science
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS)
Energy Resources Group
Environmental Science, Policy & Management (ESPM)
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Information Management Systems
Integrative Biology
Materials Science & Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Metabolic Biology & Molecular Toxicology
Molecular & Cell Biology
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Physics
Plant & Microbial Biology
Statistics

University of California, Davis

Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry
Animal Behavior
Biomedical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
Earth & Planetary Science
Ecology
Geology
Integrative Pathobiology
Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology (MCIP)
Neuroscience
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Population Biology
Transportation & Technology Policy

University of California, San Francisco

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Biological & Medical Informatics
Biomedical Sciences
Biophysics
Cell Biology
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Genetics
Neuroscience
Oral & Craniofacial Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences & Pharmacogenomics

University of California, Santa Cruz

Astronomy & Astrophysics
Biomolecular Engineering
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Earth & Planetary Sciences
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Electrical Engineering
Mathematics
Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology
Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Ocean Sciences
Physics
Science Communication