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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. 

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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! 

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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

Aug 15
Mona Damluji, an assistant professor in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Film & Media Studies, is a producer of the short web series “The Secret Life of Muslims,” which received an Emmy nomination for outstanding short documentary. The series features a diverse group of people talking about what it's like to be Muslim in America.
 
Directed by Hollywood veteran Joshua Seftel, the series was also a finalist for a Peabody Award. Originally hosted by Vox.com, all 14 videos are available on the Secret Life of Muslims Facebook and YouTube pages.
 
Aug 8
In recognition of her conservation achievements both in California and around the world, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has awarded Susan Mazer the Honorable John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award. The award aims to inspire others to understand the importance of plant conservation.
 
Mazer, a professor in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology (EEMB), has contributed to the scientific understanding of plant evolution and adaptation to change, and she's trained others in the research skills needed to investigate these fundamental and universal processes.
Aug 4

UC Santa Barbara was named the second best place in the county to study sociology according to new rankings in USA Today. "Sociological theories and methodologies are supplemented with liberal arts courses to provide students with a well-rounded education," said the publication. Congratulations to the sociology program on this achievement! 

Jul 25

A group from UCSB’s Earth Research Institute (ERI) and Department of Geography has recently been awarded a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to evaluate urban wildfire patterns and resilience strategies, 

“The project’s main goals are to improve existing fire-weather forecast methods, increase resilience and reduce the socioeconomic impact of wildfires,” explained principal investigator (PI) and ERI researcher Leila Carvalho, a professor in UCSB’s Department of Geography

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 of Letters and Science

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