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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 21

Closing the book on another academic year, UCSB commencement exercises celebrate achievement and look ahead. VIDEO HERE

Jun 13
UC Santa Barbara microbiologist Alyson Santoro received a pair of grants from the the 2016 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) conference  to pursue work inspired by the year’s theme, “Discovering the Deep Blue Sea.”
 
Designed to manifest concrete projects that produce educational, cultural, social or scientific impacts, NAKFI grants provide seed funding for important new research and activities that are sparked by the NAKFIannual conference and that bring people together in fresh ways. Santoro’s work certainly fits the bill. In two projects, she’ll meld science with art to explore microbes and the notion that they may serve as the ocean’s “memory.”
Jun 6

Four undergraduate and four graduate students in the College of Letters and Science at UC Santa Barbara have been selected to receive awards for outstanding academic achievement. They will be recognized at commencement exercises June 17 and 18. For a full list of award winners, go here

Jun 1
In the third annual College Access Index published by The New York Times, UC Santa Barbara has ranked No. 2 for its commitment to economic diversity. The ranking is based on a combination of the number of lower- and middle-income students a college or university enrolls and the tuition it charges these students.
 
According to the Times, the index is based on the share of students receiving Pell grants; the graduation rate of students on Pell grants; and the net cost, after financial aid, that a college or university charged low- and middle-income students. The index, as the Times noted, “is a measure of which top institutions are doing the most to promote the American dream.”

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

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

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