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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

Jul 25

A group from UCSB’s Earth Research Institute (ERI) and Department of Geography has recently been awarded a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to evaluate urban wildfire patterns and resilience strategies, 

“The project’s main goals are to improve existing fire-weather forecast methods, increase resilience and reduce the socioeconomic impact of wildfires,” explained principal investigator (PI) and ERI researcher Leila Carvalho, a professor in UCSB’s Department of Geography

Jul 18
Four UC Santa Barbara graduate students and one recent alumnus from the humanities and social sciences have received a professional vote of confidence by winning competitive fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). This is a record number of awardees for the university. The students represent a wide range of graduate work being done at UCSB, with the majority receiving support to help them complete their dissertations. 
 
Jul 7
Assistant professor of political science Neil Narang spent the last year advising senior officials in the Department of Defense while on an International Affairs Fellowship (IAF), focusing on national security strategy.
 
The prestigious fellowship, founded in 1967 by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) — of which Narang is an elected term member — serves as an important mechanism for U.S. foreign policymakers to recruit the expertise of prominent scholars. Past fellows include former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Powers.
Jun 23
Terence Keel, an assistant professor of history and of Black studies at UC Santa Barbara has received this year’s Harold J. Plous Award.
 
One of the university’s most prestigious faculty honors, the award is given annually to an assistant professor from the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in research, teaching and service.
 
Keel will highlight his research when he delivers the Plous Lecture next spring.

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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