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 surrundings. 

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. 


Jun 22
Sherene Seikaly, an assistant professor of history at UC Santa Barbara, has received the 2016-17 Harold J. Plous Award. Seikaly will showcase her research when she delivers the annual Plous Lecture next spring.
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 shown exceptional achievement in research, teaching and service to the university. Presented by the College of Letters and Science, the award was established in 1957 to honor the memory of Harold J. Plous, an assistant professor of economics.
Jun 21

The cadets of UC Santa Barbara’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) will one day serve overseas in a country that bears little resemblance to home. to give these future officers a preview of life and service abroad, the Army offers the Cultural Understanding & Languange Proficiency (CULP) Program. CULP sends cadets around the world for humanitarian missions, to work side by side with other nations’ service members and get exposed to an unfamiliar culture. UCSB’s Surfrider Battalion this summer will send six cadets to five countries.

Jun 6

As the 2015-2016 school year comes to a close, UC Santa Barbara will be preparing to send off some exceptional Gauchos.  From undergraduates to Ph.D. candidates, these individuals come from all walks of life to bring their talents and skills to this unique and diverse community. Here are some of their stories.

Jun 3

Undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Letters and Science at UC Santa Barbara have been selected to receive awards for outstanding academic achievement. They will be recognized at commencement exercises June 11 and 12. Congratulations to Risa Jensen, Tara Moossaian, Edward Hadeler, William Tobolowsky, Summer Gray and Deblina Sarkar.

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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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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