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Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Biochemistry




What will I learn?

The CCS Chemistry & Biochemistry Major is ideal for students who desire to get into the laboratory to work on research projects. There are numerous opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved with exciting research at UCSB early in their academic careers working alongside graduate students and faculty. The program prepares students for careers as professionals in the chemical and biochemical sciences and is particularly suited for students seeking to attend graduate or professional school. Students may apply for funding from CCS to support their research or creative activities through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and/or the Traveling Undergraduate Research Fund.

Curriculum: Students in the major may focus on either the chemistry or biochemistry track. CCS Chemistry and Biochemistry courses are designed to enrich the major courses offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. In addition, graduate level courses may be taken with faculty approval. The flexibility of CCS allows students to proceed through the curriculum in a manner best suited for their unique interests and enables students to experience science at an elevated level earlier on. In all cases, close faculty advising is key to ensuring student success.

Which department am I in?

College of Creative Studies

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 180 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$31,026.00 per year
Start date

3 April 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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