Greetings, and welcome to the 2016-17 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
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
This is an extraordinary place. We are one of only 62 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 six 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
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in the online General Catalog. All courses, course descriptions, instructor designations, curricular and degree requirements, deadlines, and fees described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice.
Further, this is an archival document, and will not reflect changes that may take place during the period between official publications. You can link to many departmental websites for additional information about faculty, programs, and classes. These links will open in new browser windows.
Note: The departmental websites referenced in this catalog are maintained by independent operators and do not necessarily reflect approved curricular and course information.