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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

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.
 
Jun 5

A group of accomplished undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Letters & Science at UC Santa Barbara have been selected to receive awards for outstanding academic achievement. They will be recognized at commencement exercises June 14-16.

For a full list of names, check out the article on The Current

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.

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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