Alternative Options

Alternatives to attending graduate school

If you are not ready to commit to a graduate program but still want to expand your education and experience, consider these options:  

UC Extension Programs

Every UC campus has an extension program for recent graduates and/or employees seeking to gain additional training and/or certification in specific professional fields. Click on the campus nearest you to explore the many options. Courses are typically taught by those working in the field and require a more hands-on, project-oriented approach to learning. Most courses are offered on weekends and evenings for those working full-time.

Post-BA Internships & Fellowship Programs

These can be invaluable for gaining experience right out of your bachelor degree program.  To do this you'll need to start early, as the programs are highly competetive and most have deadlines during winter quarter.