Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature University of California, Santa Barbara



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Comparative Literature majors take a global approach to the study of literature, crossing national and cultural boundaries (from Slavic to Spanish, from English to East Asian languages, from Italian to Arabic), while also crossing disciplines (from literary studies to Black Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and Film and Media Studies). They have the flexibility to tailor a sequence of courses to their own interests and to learn about diverse approaches to literature from ancient to modern times.

The Comparative Literature Major offers two emphases:

1) Foreign Language: Students conduct in-depth study of literature in the original language(s).

2) Interdisciplinary: Students explore cross-disciplinary issues and relationships between literature and the arts, social sciences, or the natural and physical sciences.

Students can also complete an innovative Minor in Translation Studies, combining their interests in language, interpretation, adaptation, and cross-cultural endeavors.

Our pages will help you get an early foundation in comparative literature, understand the requirements for the program, build a course of study tailored to your intellectual goals, prepare for your semester or year of study abroad, and discover the types of career you can pursue.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature.

Full Time (Minimum of 180 quarter units)

Tuition fees

$29,754.00 (22,08,863) per year


26 Sep, 30 Mar, 01 Oct


College of Letters and Science

2217 Cheadle Hall, MC 2080,

University of California, Santa Barbara,



93106, United States

Entry requirement for international students

You are considered a freshman applicant if you have completed secondary school and have not enrolled at any college or university.

English Language Proficiency

The minimum accepted score for admission consideration for the TOEFL is 80 or better on the Internet-based test and 550 or better on the paper-based test.

The minimum accepted score for the IELTS is 6.5 or better band score (academic modules).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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