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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. 

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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

Dec 8

UC Santa Barbara assistant physics professor Andrea Young has been named a winner of the Milner Foundation’s 2018 New Horizons Prize in Fundamental Physics. Young is one of three junior researchers to be honored for their important contributions to the field of physics early in their careers. 

Nov 20

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of numerous prestigious journals, including Science — has named six UC Santa Barbara professors among its new fellows for 2017.

The newly elected fellows from UCSB are:

Keith Clarke, a professor of geography, for distinguished contributions to the field of spatial analysis in geography..

Noah Friedkin, a professor of sociology, for distinguished contributions to mathematical sociology.

Kenneth S. Kosik, Harriman Professor of Neuroscience and co-director of UCSB’s Neuroscience Research Institute, for distinguished contributions to molecular and cellular neuroscience.

Diane Mackie, a professor of psychology, for distinguished contributions to the study of intergroup relations.

Brenda Major, a professor of psychology, for distinguished contributions to research on the effects of discrimination and stigma, the potential for psychological resilience and for her leadership within social psychology.

Denise Montell, Duggan Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, for pioneering contributions to understanding molecular mechanisms of collective cell migration and cell survival in normal development and cancer.

Nov 17
“Lab Girl,” by Hope Jahren is the UCSB Reads selection for the 2018 season. This coming-of-age memoir “traces her path from an early infatuation with the natural world to her hard-earned accomplishments as a scientist recognized for breakthrough contributions to her field.”
 
An annual event now in its 12th year, UCSB Reads engages the campus and the Santa Barbara community in conversations about a key topic while reading the same book.
Nov 6

Joseph Walther, who pioneered the study of computer-mediated communication and its implications for intrapersonal relationships, has been named the inaugural Bertelsen Presidential Chair in Information Technology and Society at UC Santa Barbara. He will also be the director of UCSB’s Center for Information Technology (CITS).

He assumes his new role at UCSB in November.

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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