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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

May 8
In this year’s Harold J. Plous Lecture at UC Santa Barbara, Plous Award recipient Terence Keel, an associate professor of history and of Black studies, argues that the enduring belief that race comes from “Nature” reflects the haunting of influence of Christian intellectual history on the development of modern scientific thinking about human ancestry.
 
Keel’s talk, “Ghosts in the Machine: How Christianity Haunts the Biological Sciences” will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the campus’s Corwin Pavilion. It is free and open to the public.
May 4
Kaitlin Brown and Mallory Melton, graduate students of anthropology at UC Santa Barbara, have published separate papers in the distinguished journal American Antiquity. Brown and Melton are members of the Social Archaeology Research Group headed by Gregory H. Wilson, a UCSB associate professor of anthropology. Melton is also a member of the Integrative Subsistence Laboratory, directed by Amber VanDerwarker, a UCSB professor of anthropology.
Apr 30

Chemistry undergraduate Shay Nguyen received an honorable mention from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation. Cassidy Pyle, an undergraduate double majoring in film and media studies and communications with a minor in feminist studies, was awarded the Donald A. Strauss scholarship. Peri Propper, who is completing her double major in global studies and Middle East studies with a minor in translation studies, received the Boren scholarship.

Apr 24

W. Patrick McCray, a professor of history at UC Santa Barbara, has been awarded the Smithsonian Institution’s prestigious Arthur Molella Distinguished Fellowship. McCray, who specializes in the history of modern technology and science, will spend the 2018-2019 academic year at the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

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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