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Bachelor of Arts in Renaissance Studies


What will I learn?

The interdisciplinary major in Renaissance studies is intended to serve students interested in undergraduate liberal arts major, as well as those who plan to pursue graduate studies in the field. Just as individuals during the Renaissance period (1300-1650) became adept in many areas of study, such as the arts, literature, history, and classics, the student majoring or double-majoring in Renaissance studies will have the opportunity and flexibility to design his or her own program of study in which he or she will be able to make connections across disciplines. Therefore, coursework leading to a B.A. in Renaissance studies may be done in English and European literatures, history, art, music, religious studies, and classics. With the assistance of members of the advisory committee, students will set up individual programs structured by their special interests. Students should consult with their advisors each quarter from the beginning of their junior year to have their programs formally approved and to learn about special Renaissance studies courses. Students are also encouraged to consider spending one or more of their undergraduate quarters in a European university through the Education Abroad Program.

Students with a bachelor’s degree in Renaissance Studies who are interested in pursuing a California Teaching Credential should contact the Credential Advisor in the Graduate School of Education.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 180 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$31,026.00 per year
Start date

Expected September 2023


College of Letters and Science

2217 Cheadle Hall, MC 2080,

University of California, Santa Barbara,



93106, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

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

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).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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