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!

Carl Gutiérrez-Jones
Interim Dean of Undergraduate Education


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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Pizza and Knowledge

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.

And yes, there is pizza. FREE pizza. 

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



Nuclear Futures: Global Energy Choices in a Post-Fukushima World

Check out what's new with UCDC in the program's first newsletter, featuring an interview with former UCDC participant, Reina Sultan.

Alumni Spotlights

This Month's Featured Alumni Spotlight
November 12, 2015

This month's Spotlight features Carly, a former Psychology major who is now doing double duty in helping people overcome hardships as both a stroke researcher and a volunteer trauma advocate.

About Us

The Office 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.