Major Spotlight

English, B.A.
English, B.A.
College of Letters & Science


English majors at UCSB develop critical reading and writing skills in preparation for careers in copywriting, reporting, public relations, law and more. The UCSB English Department offers more than 100 courses on British and American writers, and classes average 33 students.
CLAS Mathematics
Mathematics, B.A. and B.S.
College of Creative Studies


The Mathematics B.A. and B.S. in the College of Creative Studies (CCS) provide a rigorous education in math for highly-motivated students. Students enjoy small class sizes, close student-faculty interaction and flexible programs. CCS students make significant contributions in mathematics during their undergraduate careers.
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, B.S.
College of Engineering


Does energy fascinate you? Do you like to fix or improve parts and machines? Mechanical Engineering applies the principles of motion, energy and force to create mechanical solutions. Mechanical engineers build tools, machines and other devices that make life easier and better.
Art History
History of Art and Architecture, B.A.
College of Letters & Science


The History of Art and Architecture, B.A. provides students with a critical understanding of the production of art and the built environment. Students can choose emphases in Architecture and Environment or Museum Studies. Career options include museum curators, auctioneers, historic preservationists, art librarians and more.
Beach Study
Environmental Studies, B.A. and B.S.
College of Letters & Science


UCSB’s Environmental Studies program was established more than 35 years ago and is one of the oldest and best known in the country. The B.A. degree emphasizes the social sciences and humanities, and the B.S. degree focuses on the natural and physical sciences. Graduates become ecologists, conservationists, city planners and more. 

Academics

UCSB offers an educational environment like no other. More than 90 majors, 40 minors and honors programs for top students are offered in a wide range of disciplines, meaning students can pursue their passions here in a rigorous academic setting.

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Reputation

UCSB is a leading research institution that provides a comprehensive liberal arts learning experience. As a campus of the University of California, the country’s premier public university, UCSB is internationally distinguished for its outstanding academic programs. This reputation draws top students from across the United States and from 76 countries worldwide.


Rigor

Our academic community of faculty, students and staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our multicultural and global society. Over half of all graduating seniors collaborate with faculty members on original research or creative projects.

Ranking

U.S. News and World Report ranked UCSB number 8 among all public universities in 2017. UCSB also ranks among higher education leaders in the United States and Canada as one of only 62 research-intensive institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.