UCSB's majors are housed within our three distinct colleges: Letters & Science, Creative Studies, and Engineering. Whether you dream of being an inventor, a dancer, a professor, or a lawyer, our 85 majors and 50+ minors offer a direct pathway to your future. Transfer students should also review the Selective Majors webpage to learn about major preparation coursework.

Major Spotlight

Watch our major spotlights to get a deeper look at academics at UCSB!

College of Letters and Science

The College of Letters and Science is the largest college at UC Santa Barbara with over 80 majors and more than 45 departments. The college offers professional advisers, student peer advisers, and specialized advising for students interested in medical or legal careers. There are also academic advisors in every department and program in the college. 

College of Engineering 

The College of Engineering is consistently ranked among the top engineering programs in the world. The college offers five undergraduate majors and the Technology Management Program, a certificate program for undergraduates interested in business principles and entrepreneurship. Small class sizes and cutting-edge research are hallmarks of the college. 

College of Creative Studies

The College of Creative Studies offers eight majors in a small academic community ideal for self-directed students. The college providing a rigorous, accelerated program facilitating original undergraduate work. If you want to create new knowledge in your field, this college may be for you. 

Explore Career Tracks

Curious how the majors above lead to careers? Or are you interested in a specific career but unsure which majors lead to that job? UCSB's Career Services department can help. Explore six career paths as your guide to success.