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Which Program is Right for Me?

The CSULB BUILD Program offers intensive research training for undergraduate students interested in exploring careers in health-related research from the Colleges of Engineering, Health and Human Services, Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

The program involves participation in hands-on faculty-mentored research training, enrollment in BUILD courses, a 1 unit Learning Community Seminar each academic semester, as well as other training activities.   

There are two tracks: BUILD Associates for students in their sophomore year, and BUILD Scholars for students in their junior and senior years. 

BUILD Associates Program

If you have at least three years left to graduation, you can apply for the one-year-long Associates Program (formerly called BUILD Lower Division) that begins in July 2017 and ends in May 2018. See the overview of BUILD Associates Program for more information.

BUILD Scholars Program

If you have at least two more years to finish your degree program (i.e., expected graduation in May 2019 or later), you can apply to the two-year-long Scholars Program (formerly called BUILD Upper Division) that begins in June 2017 and ends in May 2019.  See the overview of BUILD Scholars Program for more information.

CSULB BUILD Program at a Glance


All qualified applicants are considered and we strongly encourage applications from students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the health-related research workforce, such as first-generation college students, those with financial need, members of racial/ethnic minority groups, students with a disability, and students who have encountered life experiences or challenges that can contribute to the diverse perspectives needed in health-related research.

Interested in becoming a CSULB BUILD Associate or Scholar?
Complete this interest form.