Bridge UnderGraduate Science (BUGS) Intensive Summer Research Program now accepting applications

BUGS is cross-disciplinary research program supporting efforts that improve our fundamental understanding of the human body, or that enable new methods and technologies that can be applied toward future studies in this area. This is a broad goal that includes just about all researchers (e.g. scientists, physicians, engineers, mathematicians, artists) at USC. Ultimately, the overarching research goal of the Bridge Institute is to address the wicked hard problem of an atomic resolution understanding of the human body across time and space, enabling breakthrough discoveries to sustain health or treat disease.

BUGS provides mentored research, and weekly peer-community building activities. The Student Symposia Finale with Oral Presentations which is attended by students, mentors, family & friends has become a main feature of the program. This year’s finale symposia will be held on Saturday, August 5th.

BUGS are encouraged to participate concurrently in SURF, Rose Hills, Provost’s or other undergraduate fellowships.

Apply before April 2nd, 2017 at

Info Session for New Ph.D. in Population, Health and Place

Learn about this interdisciplinary Ph.D. program jointly offered by the Keck School of Medicine USC Department of Preventative Medicine, USC Dornsife Department of Sociology and the USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute and its career opportunities in the academic, public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Applications now being accepted for the Fall 2017. An info session will be held on Friday, September 30th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM in the Allan Hancock Foundation (AHF) building, room B57J. It will also be livestreamed at


Sociology Honor’s Seminar Research Presentation

Join our department in celebrating the outstanding work of these young scholars!

Wednesday, April 27th

Presentations at 4:00pm

Reception at 5:00pm

HSH 201


BISC-490 Application Workshop

USC Natural Science and Pre-health students and advisors:

Please Save the Date

 BISC-490 Application Workshop

Monday, April 11, 2016 from 11AM to 1 PM


Limited Seating!

If you are a Natural Sciences or Pre-Health student interested in applying to enroll in a research course (BISC-490 or other 490 course), then this is the workshop for you!  We will help guide you through the application process, specifically with writing your research proposal.  If you have a draft of your proposal, please bring it with you for peer and faculty input.

Summer Work-Study Opportunity in a Marine Population Genetics Lab

The Edmands lab in the Biological Sciences Department at USC is looking to recruit one or two work study students for summer 2016. Duties would include general lab maintenance, upkeep of zooplankton and phytoplankton cultures, assistance with multi-generation animal breeding experiments and assistance with DNA analyses. Applicants must be eligible for federal work-study and must submit a summer work-study application (completed by both the student and the employer) by March 31, 2016. Schedule is flexible (10-20 hours per week) and you do not need to be enrolled in summer classes. If interested, please contact Suzanne Edmands ( for more information.

Department of History Open House Event

Thinking about becoming a History major or minor?  What about a Law, History, & Culture major?  A minor in Resistance to Genocide or the History and Culture of Business?

Join fellow students and faculty to chat about history and enjoy light refreshments throughout the day at the Department of History Open House.

 Tuesday, March 22nd from 11:00am-4:00pm in SOS 250

 Course descriptions for Fall 2016 History Courses will be available.

USC School of Pharmacy’s Regulatory Science Programs

Meet faculty, students and alums on Wednesday, March 30, 5:00 – 6:30 pm and find out how USC Regulatory Science programs can help you explore and expand your career options in this thriving industry!

Career Paths

Graduates of the USC School of Pharmacy’s Regulatory Science programs are well prepared for leadership roles in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech/Device industry including:

·        Regulatory Specialists

·        Formulation Engineers

·        Quality Experts

·        Reimbursement Specialists

·        Medical Writers

·        Clinical Research Associates and Scientists

This diverse field needs those with backgrounds including science, communication, government, accounting, law, business and engineering – all Dornsife majors.

Our Alums are highly sought by large and small companies including Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Stryker, FDA, Allergan, Amgen, 3M, Edwards, Pfizer and many more.

Feel free to invite your friends. Please RSVP by March 23 at USC  Regulatory Science Information Session

We appreciate your interest and look forward to meeting you!