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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

UCSB's College of Letters & Science offers courses in 29 different languages. In addition to French, Spanish and Latin, the college has classes in Persian, Arabic, Catalan, Sanskrit, and many more! 

Friday, May 22, 2015

UCSB Linguistics PhD Student Daniel Hieber receives check from UC President Janet Napolitano

UCSB Linguistics Ph.D. student Daniel Hieber is the second-place finisher in the inaugural UC Grad Slam in Oakland.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

headshot of K. Janowicz

The Plous Memorial Award is the highest honor granted by the College of Letters and Science to an assistant professor.

2014-15 Plous recipient Krzysztof Janowicz (Geography) delivered a public lecture on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 / 4:00 pm / McCune Conference Room (HSSB) / on Exploring the Data Universe with Semantic Signatures.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

BioMentors - Making Learning Social

The BioMentors program is a new approach to science education that engages students and faculty in more interactive ways than traditional lectures and labs.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Helping Incarcerated Youth Re-Examine Their Own Odysseys

"To have a voice is to have a choice," says theater and dance’s Michael Morgan. He produces The Odyssey Project, an outreach program at UCSB where incarcerated youths and undergraduates collaborate to perform their own version of Homer's "Odyssey."

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Beyond the Classroom

Under faculty mentorship and in many cases with the added bonus of an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) grant, 200 students participated in the most recent Undergraduate Research Colloquium.

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Jan 29

For his research studying into the Earth’s crust in the Himalaya as well as in Antarctica and particularly for his strong success in combining both lab- and field-based research techniques, Associate Professor John Cottle, of UCSB’s Department of Earth Science, has been awarded the coveted MGPV (Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology & Volcanology division) Early Career award by the Geological Society of America. 

Jan 28

Melvin L. Oliver, UC Santa Barbara’s SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences and executive dean of the College of Letters and Science, has accepted an offer to become the next president of Pitzer College in Claremont. He will assume his new role on July 1. Oliver will be the college's sixth president, and the first African-American to lead one of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges. 

Jan 12

Continuing a decades-long trend, UC Santa Barbara has set a record for the number of first-year and transfer students seeking admission to the seaside campus.UCSB has received 94,015 applications for undergraduate admission for fall 2016, an increase of more than 10 percent over last year. Of those, 77,090 are from prospective first-year students and 16,925 are from applicants seeking to transfer to UCSB. All admitted students will take at least one course in the College of Letters & Science over the course of their college careers. 

Jan 5

The Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology division of the The Geological Society of America has selected Associate Professor John Cottle as this year's recipient of its coveted Early Career Award. This award recognizes scholars near the beginning of their professional careers who have made distinguished contributions in one or more of the following fields of research: mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology, volcanology, with emphasis on multidisciplinary, field-based contributions.

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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