Background image: Students facing the Hastings Reserve Mountains during a field trip.
Image credit:
Louis Tan

The Biology Scholars Program (BSP)

at UC Berkeley is a program that challenges the "by the numbers" popular view (e.g., SATs and high school GPAs as good predictors of success) about who can and should do science.  Since 1992, of the more than 3,000 BSP graduates, 60% have been underrepresented minorities (African American, Hispanic, and American Indian), 70% women, and 80% from low-income backgrounds and/or the first in their family to attend college.