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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 16
In its Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019 global ranking by academic subjects, the prestigious ShanghaiRanking places UC Santa Barbara at No. 5 in the field of communication
 
UC Santa Barbara — the only California institution in the top 20 for communication — rises from No. 8 in the same ranking in 2018 and No. 13 in the subject ranking in 2017.
Jul 10
Alenda Chang, an assistant professor in the Department of Film and Media 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.
 
Presented by the college, the award was established in 1957 to honor the memory of Harold J. Plous, an assistant professor of economics.
Jul 8

In honor of her decades of work on how people adapt to adversity, Brenda Major has been awarded the International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI)'s Distinguished Lifetime Career Award. The award “recognizes a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to our understanding of self and identity throughout their career,” according to the organization.

Major, who describes herself as an experimental social psychologist, will be honored at the ISSI’s Society for Personality and Social Psychology preconference in New Orleans in February 2020.

Jun 11
Four graduating seniors have been honored for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate research at UC Santa Barbara.
 
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for 2019 has been awarded to Maya Chatterjee, who will earn a bachelor of art degree in sociology; Maya Garabedian, who will receive her bachelor of art degree in interdisciplinary studies; Kevin Ruan, who has completed a bachelor of science degree in biological science; and Zizhuang Wang, who will receive a bachelor of science degree in computing from the College of Creative Studies.
 

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

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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