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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

Nov 30

Thanks to a major new gift to its Department of Physics, UC Santa Barbara aims to unleash promising young scientific minds on the problem of a quantum theory and related questions about the fundamental laws of nature that govern the universe. A $1 million gift from an anonymous Japanese donor will create a new high-level postdoctoral program called Fundamental Physics Fellows devoted to the discipline’s most fundamental and vexing questions.

Nov 28

Francisco Lomelí, a professor of Spanish and Portuguese and of Chicana and Chicano studies at UC Santa Barbara, has been elected as a correspondent to the North American Academy of the Spanish Language.

The honor is given to a small number of scholars who have distinguished themselves in their fields. Known by its Spanish acronym ANLE, the academy promotes the Spanish language in North America.

Nov 21

Three UC Santa Barbara faculty members, including biologist Kathleen Foltz, have been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for 2016. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. The UCSB professors join 388 other newly elected members to AAAS for 2016.

Nov 18

Qicheng Zhang has received the Thomas R. McGetchin Memorial Scholarship from the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), an organization formed in 1969 under the auspices of the National Academies of Science. USRA awards just five scholarships annually to undergraduate students who tackle challenging scientific questions in the areas of space research and exploration, particularly astrophysics and astronomy, and create technologies and solutions that will positively impact people’s lives.

Zhang’s award-winning work, and the focus of his aforementioned paper, examines the potential use of directed energy for comet deflection.

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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