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. 


Apr 25

UCSB's 5th Annual Grad Slam competition took place over the week of April 17th, featuring 71 graduate students giving three-minute talks about their research. Students from more then 30 disciplines participated, with the top prize going to Leah Foltz, who studies biomolecular science and engineering, and runners-up awards going to Max Mowak, a chemical enginnering student, and Eric Jorgensen, who is in the theater studies program. 

Apr 19

Political science professor Hahrie Han discusses the March for Science and why it may or may not be effective in the Atlantic

Han studies the ways in which civic organizations get people involved in activism and build power for political change. 

Apr 13
Victor Rios, a celebrated professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara, studies the lives of Latino and African American youths to understand how they, too, can succeed despite the pressures of a society that often treats them like criminals. His research led him to author “Human Targets: Schools, Police and the Criminalization of Latino Youth” (University of Chicago Press, 2017).
The groundbreaking book, the product of five years of on-the-street research, examines the way schools and the police focus on the control and punishment of Latino youths rather than treat them as complex individuals worthy of respect. Rios argues that positive interactions with these youths offer the best chance to reach and help them.
Apr 7

There are many exciting upcoming arts events happening on campus. Highlights include multiple events with award winnings makeup artist Michael Westmore, a plethora of dance and music concerts, and a Trans Media series of film screenings that deal with issues of gender identity. More info here.

Undergraduate Possibilities

Undergraduate Research Possibilities

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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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