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. 


Jan 11

UC Santa Barbara ecohydrologist Kelly Caylor has been awarded an AI for Earth Innovation grant sponsored by National Geographic and Microsoft. He and colleagues will use artificial intelligence to monitor climate conditions, water availability, and other potential effects of climate change. 


Jan 8

UC Santa Barbara geographer Chris Funk and colleagues have launched the UCSB Climate Hazards Center (CHC), which sits within the geography department. The center, primarily funded by the USGS/USAID and NASA, connects a team of top notch scientists and programmers at UC Santa Barbara with an international team of field scientists in Africa and Central America.

The center will bring more permanence to their work to get ahead of famine, while also expanding their efforts to include other climate-related monitoring and disaster-mitigating activities. Currently, the center team combines advanced researchers, scientific programmers and editors, fields scientists and graduate students.

Jan 3

Marianne Mithun, one of the country’s foremost scholars in indigenous languages and a professor in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Linguistics, has been elected to serve as the 95th president of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA).

Anne Charity Hudley, the North Hall Endowed Chair in the Linguistics of African America at UC Santa Barbara, has received the society's Linguistics, Language and the Public Award for 2019.

Dec 20

To foster joint research, among its 10 campuses the University of California established the Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (UC MRPI). The program awards competitive grants to multicampus projects that seek to develop tangible solutions to problems facing our state and world. Six of these projects involve UC Santa Barbara researchers, and two will be lead by UCSB professors.

Kim Yasuda, an artist and professor of public practice in the Department of Art, will lead a team studying place-making artistic projects and scholarship. Physics professor Mark Sherwin will lead a cohort enhancing the sensitivity of magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Undergraduate Possibilities

Undergraduate Research Possibilities

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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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