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University of California--Santa Barbara

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Academics and Majors

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It’s easy to be dazzled by this University of California’s “incredible location” in stunning Santa Barbara, but UCSB is much more than a “safe and beautiful cam­pus.” “It has one of the top chemical engineering departments in the country,” a “highly ranked” mechanical engineering program, and is generally “strong in the sciences.” Outstanding stude... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Admissions

1210 Cheadle Hal

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2014

United States

Phone: 805-893-2881

Fax: 805-893-2676


Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 80
Most Popular Majors: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Economics, General
Psychology, General
All Majors: African-American/Black Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Applied Mathematics
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Combined Degree Programs: BA/MA
Other Joint Degree Programs: BS/MS
Special Study Options: Accelerated
Cross Registration
Double Major
Dual Enrollment
Exchange Student
Honors Program
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Other Special Study Options:
Undergrads may take grad level classes. Off-Campus Study: Washington, DC. Freshman Seminars, pre-professional programs and advising, academic minors, and undergraduate research.
Required Coursework: Arts/fine arts
English (including composition)
Foreign languages
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
Major Requirements, GPA requirement minumum 2.0 by time of graduation. Academic Residence Requirement: Students must be registered at UCSB for a minumum of 3 regular quarters, at least 35 of the final 45 units must be completed in the college/school in which the degree is to be awarded.
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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:17:1
Total Faculty:1054
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:1054
Most Frequent Class Size:2 - 9
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:2 - 9
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