A Word from the Chancellor
Greetings, and welcome to the 2012-13 General Catalog for UC Santa Barbara. This catalog is a wonderful resource for our entire campus community, and I encourage you to refer to it often. I hope you will find it to be a helpful roadmap as you explore the broad array of courses, programs, activities, and services available to you on our campus.
We have a tradition here at UC Santa Barbara of emphasizing both our undergraduate and graduate programs, and a balance of academic and extracurricular campus life. We work collaboratively to foster a friendly and supportive environment in which students, staff, and faculty from richly diverse backgrounds and perspectives can explore and learn together.
This is an extraordinary place. We are one of only 61 institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Our distinguished professors are leaders in their fields and are recognized nationally and internationally with numerous accolades, including five Nobel Prizes since 1998.
You are valued members of our community of scholars and of our UC Santa Barbara family. As you continue on your journey of intellectual discovery, please remember that we are here to support and encourage you every step of the way.
Henry T. Yang