UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Summer Sessions

There are two six-week summer sessions offered each year at UCSB. The Summer Sessions program includes over 600 lower- and upper-division courses ranging from anthropology to writing. Nine-week sequence courses in foreign languages are also offered as well as special study undergraduate courses, and some graduate courses.

Summer Sessions also includes a graduate institute in Hispanic Languages and Culture. This residential six-week institute provides master’s level training structured for the needs and schedules of high school and college teachers and other working professionals coming from all over the United States. The program, which can be completed in three intensive summer sessions, is ideal for teachers who cannot pursue their studies during the academic year because of professional obligations.

Two special pre-college programs for high-school students are offered during the summer sessions:

The UCSB Early Start Program offers qualified high-school students, who have completed their sophomore year, college-level lower-division academic courses ranging from anthropology to statistics. Students can receive full university credit and will experience college life in a supervised environment.

The Summer Research Mentorship Program matches highly motivated high-school students with an active researcher or scholar who serves as faculty advisor and research supervisor. Students earn university credit while gaining research experience.

Summer Sessions also offers two innovative programs, Freshman Summer Start, and Transitions, designed for admitted UCSB freshmen and transfer students. These programs include academic courses and special activities designed to give student participants a comprehensive introduction to the university while getting a head start on their studies. Freshman Summer Start, and Transitions are designed to help new students make successful transitions to the vibrant academic life of the campus.

The Summer Sessions Online Catalog, posted during spring, contains a full list of courses and information regarding Summer Sessions fees, rules, and regulations. Application forms for summer session, special institutes, and programs are available from the UCSB Summer Sessions Office, Student Affairs Administrative Services Building (SAASB) 2214. Telephone: (805) 893-2047.

E-mail: info.questions@summersessions.ucsb.edu

Web site: www.summer.ucsb.edu