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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

 

The College of Letters & Science offers more than 80 majors across disciplines. We are leaders in diverse educational experiences. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

 

UCSB's location, perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, can't be beat. We encourage students to work hard and enjoy their stunning surroundings. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

 

Many of our students have the opportunity to do hands-on research with a professor or graduate student, giving them practical knowledge and skills that take them beyond the classroom. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

 

Every undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara will take at least one course in the College of Letters & Science. Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts -- our students do it all! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

 

Our students are engaged, curious, and passionate. Many of them use their time at UCSB to explore creative endeavors. We nurture artistic talent alongside academic excellence. 

Headlines

Jun 22
HispaUSA, an association of Chicano literature scholars in the United States and Spain, where it is based, has presented Francisco Lomelí with the Luis Leal Award “for his inestimable contribution to the recognition of Hispanic culture in the United States.”
 
Lomelí, a professor of Chicano studies and of Spanish and Portuguese, accepted the award in Salamanca, Spain. Leal, one of the most celebrated scholars of Chicano and Latin American literature, taught at UCSB from 1976 to 2006.
Jun 14
Professor Jeffrey Stewart, of the Department of Black Studies, is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. He has been recognized for his sustained commitment to developing and showcasing undergraduate research. 
 
Additionally, two College of Letters & Science students, Victoria Melgarejo and Joseph Heide, have also been recognized for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate research at UC Santa Barbara. 
Jun 8
Four undergraduate students in the College of Letters & Science at UC Santa Barbara have been selected to receive awards for outstanding academic achievement. They will be recognized at commencement exercises June 16 and 17. They are:
 
Ana Guerrero Gallegos - Luis Leal Social Sciences Undergraduate Award
 
Brenna Giacchino - Francis Colville and Terry Dearborn Memorial Award
 
Francisco Olvera - William R. Reardon Undergraduate Award
 
Stephen Chih - Deans’ Outstanding Senior Award

 

May 31
UC Santa Barbara biochemist and biophysicist Irene Chen has been named a recipient of the 2018 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.
 
Chen is one of 13 recipients of the award this year, all young faculty who, according to the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, have created an outstanding independent body of scholarship and are deeply committed to education. Each Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar receives an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.

Undergraduate Possibilities

Undergraduate Research Possibilities

UC Santa Barbara is renowned as a research university, and this includes the college's undergraduates.

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Diversity

Diversity

The College of Letters and Science is a vibrant academic community that embraces and promotes intellectual, socioeconomic and ethnic diversity.

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A Liberal Arts Education

Liberal Arts Education

The liberal arts have been at the heart of the university from its inception.

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Support the College

Support the College of Letters and Science

Private contributions are critical to the College’s continued excellence and have a major impact on the University.

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