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. 


Apr 18
Two scientists at UC Santa Barbara whose work has contributed in significant ways to our understanding of nature and of our place in it have been recognized by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Brain scientist Miguel Eckstein and evolutionary biologist Todd Oakley are recipients of 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships. The prestigious awards are given to those whose work adds “to the educational, literary, artistic, and scientific power of this country, and also to provide for the cause of better international understanding.”
Apr 17
UC Santa Barbara scholar Jeffrey C. Stewart has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for biography for “The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke,” his meticulous and sensitive biography of the African American philosopher and activist who was a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.
Apr 8

UC Santa Barbara’s Grad Slam 2019 is here. Seventy-eight of the campus’s finest young researchers are giving brief, TED-style talks on their ideas, projects and passions in this intense, two-week tournament-style competition. The winner from this competition will receive a grand prize of $5,000 and move on to the UC system-wide competition.

Beginning Monday, April 8, graduate students from disciplines across campus will expound upon their research, as the preliminary rounds commence. Two hourlong rounds of presentations will occur each day, through Friday, April 12. 

Apr 4

Presenting a range of voices in dialogue and action, the Department of Art and the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara are collaborating on the Visiting Artist Colloquium and Curatorial Conversations. The weekly conversations explore topics of contemporary art, theory and cultural production with emerging and established visiting artists as well as with UC Santa Barbara faculty members and graduate students.

The presentations take place each Thursday evening through June 6 in Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista. They are free and open to the public.

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

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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