UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Academic Advising

Many sources of academic advising are available to students at UCSB. Each college provides advice to its students on matters such as major selection, program planning, academic difficulties, degree requirements, and petitions for exceptions to requirements. Undergraduate and graduate advisors are available in each major department to assist with decisions specifically relating to majors, careers, and graduate schools. 

Undergraduate students in the College of Letters and Science should visit www.duels.ucsb.edu/advising to see how to arrange to speak with an academic advisor. L&S advisors are available the same day or by appointment.

Undergraduate students in the College of Engineering should meet with advisors in the College Undergraduate Studies Office, 1006 Harold Frank Hall (805-893-2809). Please visit engineering.ucsb.edu/undergraduate/academic-advising for details. For academic advising related to the College of Engineering Honors Program, please email: honors@engineering.ucsb.edu.

Students considering careers in a health profession or in law can get academic and career advice in the Pre-Professional Advising Office, 2105 North Hall or via the phone or Zoom. Please see www.duels.ucsb.edu/professional for details. 

Special advising services are also available to reentry and nontraditional, and international students (Letters and Science: duels.ucsb.edu/advising; College of Engineering: 805-893-2809).

Students interested in the credential and degree programs in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) should contact the following: for multiple subject, single subject, or educational specialist teaching credentials (805) 893-2036 or stop by the Credential Services Office in Education Building 4102; for Teacher Education Program specific information (805) 893-2084 or stop by Education Building 3230; Counseling, Clinical or School Psychology (805) 893-3375 or stop by Education Building 2103; Education (805) 893-4515 or stop by Education Building 3102. For detailed information on credential and degree requirements, please visit the website: www.education.ucsb.edu.