Coursera for UCSC

Through the campus partnership with Coursera, the entire campus community has been granted free access to over 3,000 online courses and specializations (groupings of courses) from hundreds of institutions and instructors, including courses from UCSC professors Bettina Aptheker, Erika Zavaleta, Ira Pohl, and several others.

The catalog includes courses in programming, music, history, well-being, social justice movements, career success, and so much more. This is exciting, and we hope you will take advantage of the opportunity.

UC Santa Cruz students, faculty and staff can now sign up anytime to access a learning experience of their choice — all you need is an active email address.

To start learning, visit Coursera for UCSC, click ‘Join’, click on the blue bar reading ‘Log In with University of California, Santa Cruz’, and then sign in using your UCSC credentials.

We’d love to know about your experience. If you’d like to share about the courses you’re taking, or to ask any questions about the program, write to UCSC Online Education at