A degree from UC Santa Barbara is the first step to your future. As a top-ranked public institution, UCSB has it all: outstanding departments and faculty, excellent advising and support, tutoring, mentorship opportunities, pre-professional programs, and so much more. Explore our list of majors and learn more about UCSB academics below. 

18:1

student-to-faculty ratio

While some introductory courses happen in large lecture halls, classes become smaller and more individualized as you progress in your major.

~2,450

courses offered each quarter

With so many courses to choose from, you can explore your interests and find new ones! 

3

undergraduate colleges

UCSB's majors are housed within the College of Letters and Science (~80 majors), College of Engineering (5 majors), and College of Creative Studies (8 majors).

600+

active inventions have resulted from UCSB research

Interested in entrepreneurship? Our Technology Management Program fosters the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs each year.

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Pre-Health

UCSB's Pre-Health Program offers academic advising, career planning, application help, and internship connections to students interested in medical school or other health careers.

Health Professions Advising

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Pre-Law Program

Through the Pre-Law Program, advisors assist students in applying to law school, developing an academic plan, and connecting with internships locally, statewide, and nationally.

Pre-Law Advising

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Technology Management Program (TMP)

This certificate program, open to students in any major, provides an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge entrepreneurial and business practices in global-technology based companies.

Technology Management Program

Major Spotlights

Curious about your major? Listen to current students as they describe their majors in our Major Spotlights playlist on YouTube.

Student Research

UCSB's Faculty Research Assistance Program (FRAP) and Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) grants help fund research and creative activities under faculty guidance.

FRAP   URCA

Academic Support

Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS) offers tutorials, workshops, writing labs, and more.

CLAS

Transfer Student Center

The Transfer Student Center offers dedicated advising, study space, peer mentors, and programming for transfer students.

Transfer Student Center

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First-Generation Support

The ONDAS Student Center provides mentoring and academic support to first-generation students. This is one of many campus resources for first-generation students. 

ONDAS Student Center