Globally renowned as a leading research institution, the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) offers academic excellence in a stunningly beautiful Pacific coast environment. As an integral part of the campus, UCSB Extension offers you the opportunity to excel in academic study and pursue your career and professional goals. Click below to find out how you can enroll in Academic Study and/or Professional Study courses.

Available fall, winter, spring and summer quarters. Acceptance into the program is competitive and the academic study is rigorous. Apply early – the program fills quickly. Enrollment in academic study courses is limited. Students must meet all course prerequisites.

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Academic Study

  • Transfer credits to your home university
  • Take UCSB Courses
  • Learn from renowned faculty