UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

College of Letters and Science Honors Program

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The College of Letters and Science Honors Program encourages students to enrich their educational experience and to participate in a small community atmosphere within the larger university setting throughout their undergraduate study. Honors Program participants benefit from increased contact with both faculty and peers in small classes and special programs. Participants in the Honors Program enjoy priority registration, special advising services, graduate library privileges and other benefits. Housing is available to eligible first-year students in Scholars floors located in several university-owned residence halls.

Honors students may enroll in special honors sections of large introductory courses that provide preparation for the major or fulfill general education area requirements. With faculty approval, upper-division honors students may design their own honors contracts in upper-division courses and have special research opportunities available to them. Special lower-division and upper-division honors seminars that enhance the Honors Program are also available. These opportunities give students the chance to find mentors among some of UCSB’s most dedicated faculty.

Undergraduate research opportunities combine two of UCSB’s greatest resources – the distinction of its research faculty and the excellence of its undergraduate programs. Honors students may engage in independent and team research under the supervision of a faculty researcher. Special access to advising and research funding is available to Honors students. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for additional information.

Please refer to the Honors website for information about Honors Program eligibility and requirements.