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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. 

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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

May 14
Two UC Santa Barbara physics professors — Cristina Marchetti and Leon Balents — are among the newest members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). They join 98 others so honored, and 25 foreign associates, recognized for their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”
 
Marchetti and Balents bring to 42 the number of UCSB faculty elected to NAS, 16 of whom are or have been affiliated with the Department of Physics.
May 9
The UC Santa Barbara Academic Senate has awarded Distinguished Professor Nelson Lichtenstein the Faculty Research Lecture Award for 2019. Established in 1955, the award is the highest honor the faculty bestows on one of its members.
 
In announcing the award, the Faculty Research Lecture Committee recognized Lichtenstein, a professor of history and director of the campus’s Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy, as one of the most important 20th-century U.S. historians working in any field. Of specific note were his contributions to American labor history, global capitalism, and political economy.
Apr 26
Two experts on immigration, national security and refugee movements will take part in UC Santa Barbara’s  2019 Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate, addressing the topic “Immigration: A Boon or Burden to U.S. Society.”
 
The event, set for Thursday, May 2, will feature Center for Immigration Studies Executive Director Mark Krikorian and UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of Sociology Rubén G. Rumbaut. The debate will be moderated by Donald Kerwin, director of the Center for Migration Studies of New York.
 
The debate will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Apr 24

Two UC Santa Barbara scholars have been named 2019 ACLS Fellows by the American Council of Learned Societies. Kevin B. Anderson, a professor of sociology, and Anthony Barbieri-Low, a professor of history, are among the distinguished scholars who will receive funding to support as much as 12 months of full-time research and writing. 

The ACLS, founded in 1919, is a nonprofit federation of 75 scholarly organizations dedicated to promoting the study of the humanities.

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

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