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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Aquatic Biology/Limnology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biopsychology
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public/Applied History
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
 
Most Popular DisciplinesSocial sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
None
Special ProgramsAccelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Internships, Washington semester
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesNo online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty911
Part-Time Faculty168
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
100%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 58% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingAvailable through AP examinations

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings4,055,999
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus700
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial Instruction 
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Technology Management, Master of Environmental Science and Management, Master of Education, Master of Arts
Master's Programs of Study
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Bioengineering
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • International Affairs
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management of Technology
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Photonics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Religion
  • School Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Theater
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Transportation Management
  • Women's Studies
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • African-American Studies
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art History
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biophysics
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public History
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Religion
  • School Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Theater
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Transportation Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing
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Average 3.63 3.96 662 648 29
Low 2.57 2.80 250 450 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 770 36
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