Features

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

May 24

For details about the College of Letters & Science commencement ceremonies taking place on June 16 and 17, including schedule, guest speakers and parking information, please visit the commencement page .

May 16

Author of more than 200 publications, books, essays, articles, reviews and short stories, UC Santa Barbara professor Sara Poot-Herrera is known for “always working” — organizing conferences or speaking events on Mexican and Spanish American literature, as well as writing, editing and teaching.

She received a Special Award from Feria Internacional de la Lectura Estado de Yucatán (FILEY), an international book fair — featuring esteemed writers, poets and artists — that she helped coordinate in Mérida, Yucatán. The award recognizes her “cultural, literary and academic trajectory, both in the book fair and in the state of Yucatán.” It is her second award this academic year, adding to her long list of honors. 

May 11

Graduate student Leah Foltz successfully explained her research on curing blindness with skin cells to win the People’s Choice Award at the annual UC Grad Slam. 

Foltz, a graduate student in UCSB’s biomolecular science and engineering program, focused her Grad Slam presentation on her research about creating stem cells from patients’ skin cells and using those stem cells to create living eye tissue.

May 9

For his breadth of research and for his more recent advances in neuroscience, professor of psycholgy Gregory Ashby has been awarded the 2017 Howard Crosby Warren Medal by the Society of Experimental Psychologists (SEP).

Ashby’s research takes a three-pronged approach: empirical data collection, cognitive neuroscience and mathematical modeling. Indeed, the award recognizes his “innovative and foundational theoretical and empirical work linking mind and brain in computational and mathematical models of learning and categorization.”

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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