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University of California Riverside - Extension School

University of California Riverside - Extension School

The University of California, Riverside will transform the lives of the diverse people of California, the nation, and the world through the discovery, communication, translation, application, and preservation of knowledge – thereby enriching the state’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental future.

Top reasons to study here

  • UCR ranks among the top 25 comprehensive research universities in the nation by positively impacting the country through civic engagement and social mobility.
  • As the only public university in Inland Southern California, UCR is the leading edge of pioneering research that affects the challenges each of us faces daily.
  • UCR's impacts extend beyond just educating students, including contributions to the local economy and promoting positive growth.


UC Riverside is a proud member of the prestigious University of California system, which this year marks its 150th anniversary. History of high-impact innovation began with the university's earliest days as a Citrus Experiment Station and continues through today's transformative research. 


UCR Extension provides professional certificate programs year-round. A professional certificate program is a sequence of courses that provides you with practical instruction to stay current with new developments in your career field, qualify you for a new job, or provides the opportunity for advancement.

All of UCR Extension's academic programs are developed in conjunction with, and may be taught by, UCR faculty, thus ensuring that students receive the same uncompromising standard of excellence upheld by the University.


The Office of Research and Economic Development (RED) works with faculty, schools, and organizations to launch research collaborations, increase federal research funding, facilitate technology commercialization and start-up ventures, and to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.


UCR's Career Center is dedicated to Connect, Inspire and Empower current students and alumni on their career paths. Stop by our state-of-the-art center to learn more about what it takes to become a successful professional in the workplace. Schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors for career guidance, resume reviews and interview prep. 

Short Courses

Business & Management (22)
Education & Training (20)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

Library services

The UCR Library serves as an information commons and intellectual center for the campus and is the nexus for research and study at UCR.Collections include more than 4 million print volumes, more than 1 million e-books, and 143,000 serials, and thousands of multimedia materials. 

Medical services

UCR’s Campus Health Center provides convenient, affordable and easily accessible medical care to students. All registered students are eligible to use the center. Students with the UC Student Health Insurance Plan have no out-of-pocket expenses for doctor’s visits. Student’s with private insurance will have to pay upfront for services. 

Campus life

Three housing options – Residence Halls, UCR Campus Apartments and Family Housing – provide you with a convenient, student-centered environment to complement university education.

Sports facilities

The UCR Student Recreation Center is a central hub for recreational, intramural and club sports on campus. Work out in our extensive gym, play pick-up basketball, take a group fitness class or go on an adventure with our Outdoor Excursions program. The 80,000 square foot recreational facility is the place for fun and fitness at UCR.


Riverside, California, United States

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