Our office has many resources available to help students enhance their undergraduate experience and complete their bachelor's degree in a timely manner. This website provides links to our programs and resources, and we encourage you to make full use of the help that our office can provide during your undergraduate career at UC Santa Barbara. In particular, don't hesitate to come and visit us at 1117 Cheadle Hall.

We look forward to working with you!

Jeffrey Stopple
Interim Co-Dean of Undergraduate Education, College of Letters & Science

Linda Adler-Kassner
Interim Co-Dean of Undergraduate Education, College of Letters & Science


Pizza and Knowledge: Alumni Panel

Pizza and Knowledge is a quarterly outreach series that brings advising into the student community. Through interactive panels with advisors, students, and alumni, we tackle everything from common misconceptions to how to become a competitive applicant for the post-UCSB world.

Check out our most recent video: a recording of the highly successful Alumni Panel, where real UCSB alumni returned to share the road they followed to pursue their passions post-graduation, bust myths about majors and careers, and more!

Stay tuned for details on our next Pizza & Knowledge event!

Transfer Student Initiatives at UCSB

Thinking about transferring to UCSB? Check out this video! Wondering about support available to transfer students on campus? Visit the newly opened Transfer Student Center in the UCSB Library for workshops, office hours, and advising! Looking to transfer in a Science, Math, Engineering, or Technology major? Learn about the Transfer Summer Start Program!

UCSB receives $2.6M grant under the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

UC Santa Barbara has been selected to receive a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  Under the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program, this five year grant will help develop new programs to expand educational opportunities available to students.

Learn more at the UCSB Current website!

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Grant

Through URCA, students can receive funding for independent research projects or creative activities.

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Health Sciences Honors Program

The UC Santa Barbara Health Science Honors Program is a component of the College of Letters and Science Honors Program specifically for students interested in the health professions.

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This year, two UCSB students were awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, and one received Honorable Mention.

See below for information on these award opportunities for graduating seniors in the College of Letters & Science.  All applications are due April 10th, 2017.

Alumni Spotlights

This Month's Featured Alumni Spotlight
April 12, 2017

Photo of Angélica in helicopter

This month's Spotlight features Angélica, a former History of Public Policy major who is now shaking up the state government, innovating ways to better serve the people of California.

About Us

The Division of Undergraduate Education's mission is to foster student success and educational excellence at UC Santa Barbara.  Our experienced staff members provide students with assistance regarding academic planning, but they also connect students to a wide variety of services across the campus.  The office also houses a number of academic programs that add value to a student's UCSB education, including UCDC, the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program, the Freshman Seminar Program, and the College of Letters and Science Honors Program.