Once you have completed two quarters of research (EarthSS 199 or H199), you are invited to complete a senior thesis in Earth System Science. In this course (EarthSS 198 or H198), students prepare and present a seminar, poster, and written thesis describing their research. 

If you have not already completed two quarters of research, please see the Undergrad Research Application for more information.

The Application Process

  1. Make arrangements with your faculty advisor, including the number of hours and units for the quarter. 
  2. Fill out the application below. 
  3. ESS will verify the professor's approval, and provide you with authorization to enroll in research in Earth System Science. You will receive email notification when your application has been processed. 
  4. Enroll in EarthSS 198 or H198.

Note: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  

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By clicking submit, you are indicating that you have discussed the opportunity to complete a senior thesis with a specific faculty in the UC Irvine Department of Earth System Science. Prior to authorizing you to enroll in an EarthSS Senior Thesis course, the sponsoring faculty will be asked to approve your application.