About the Office

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The Office of Undergraduate Education was created with the appointment of Carl Gutierrez-Jones as Dean of Undergraduate Education and Associate Vice Chancellor for UCSB. The office’s purpose is to advocate for undergraduate issues, support and foster the programs to benefit undergraduate education, and to ensure that UCSB’s twin goals of educational excellence and accessibility are upheld.  In support of these goals, the office acts as a guiding body for campus-wide policy related to undergraduate education and establishes new programs to meet the ever-changing needs of the campus’s students. The office is responsible for direct administration of a number of existing programs including: Letters & Science Academic Advising, Education Abroad Program, Summer Sessions, and Instructional Development.

UCSB’s undergraduate programming is organized via three academic colleges: the College of Letters & Science, the College of Engineering, and the College of Creative Studies. These three colleges house all campus academic units and related programs & courses. The Office of Undergraduate Education advocates for undergraduate issues and liaises with the deans of each college on policy issues and programmatic initiatives. Consult each Academic College website for details on programmatic offerings and advising services for undergraduates: