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. We invite you to watch our Welcome Video as well to find out what our office is all about. We look forward to working with you!

Division of Undergraduate Education
College of Letters & Science



Welcome to Letters & Science Advising

Wondering what to expect when meeting with a Letters & Science Academic Advisor? Learn about our advising philosophy directly from advisors and students in this short video!

You can learn more about our mission and how to get advising on our Advising page. Check back in the near future for more videos highlighting advising-related services available on campus, as well as advice and tips for students on important topics related to academic progress and pursuits.

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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UCSB College of Creative Studies student Ashley Yeh has been named as one of UCSB's two recipients for the highly prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship this year.


Strauss FoundationUndergraduate Education is pleased to announce that UCSB undergraduate nominee Visala Tallavarjula has been named as a recipient of the Strauss Scholarship.



Alumni Spotlights

March 28, 2018

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This month’s Spotlight features Molly, a former Global Studies major who now runs a successful business she built after her inspiring artwork exploded across the internet.

January 17, 2018

This month’s Spotlight features Mariya, a former Religious Studies major who is now a social justice advocate using storytelling as a method for spreading awareness and change.

August 3, 2017

This month’s Spotlight features Kelsey, a former Film and Media Studies major who is now using film as a tool to develop more peaceful international relations.

July 5, 2017

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This month's Spotlight features Jacob, a former Film Studies major, Black Studies minor, who now heads an agency of world-class branding and digital media experts.

June 2, 2017

This month’s Spotlight features Alex, a former Law and Society major who’s now managing a multi-million dollar budget for UCSB’s College of Letters and Science.

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 the Discovery Seminar Program and the College of Letters and Science Honors Program.