The UCLA Program for Excellence in Education and Research in the Sciences (PEERS) is an intensive two year program for the freshman and sophomore years. PEERS is committed to promoting academic excellence and professional development for students dedicated to careers in the life or physical sciences or mathematics. The primary objective of the program is to increase the number of students who develop a strong foundation in the sciences and make teaching and/or research a part of their life’s work.

PEERS provides a wide array of both personal and academic benefits. You will receive information on how to best

  1. choose a career and a path leading to that career
  2. locate scientific research opportunities
  3. plan your courses for graduation

To provide its members with these benefits, PEERS offers workshops, counseling, exposure to and access to research, peer mentoring and seminar courses. It is important, both for you and for PEERS, that you participate fully in all that PEERS has to offer.

Download our 2024 PEERS Brochure  or like our Facebook page  for more information.


  • Pathways in Science seminars (Research Practice 97XA/B)
  • Collaborative learning workshops for intro math and science classes
  • Personal academic advising
  • Career planning and awareness workshops
  • Assistance with enrollment in intro science classes
  • Research talks with UCLA faculty presenting the latest “hot” research topics
  • Social events with other science students
  • Preparation and support for undergraduate research
  • Information about research scholarships and employment

For more information about PEERS program requirements, download the PEERS Handbook 2024-25.


Applications are now closed for the Fall 2023 cohort. 


Office Phone: (424) 259-5915

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