COVID-19 Update:

In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, CS has closed physical administrative offices effective Tuesday March 17, 2020 until further notice. 

Current CS students may contact us via email. Please allow 3-5 business days for a response. 

Staff hours remain the same: Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm PST. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Located across from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Santa Barbara, the Department of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara offers innovative research and teaching programs leading to degrees of Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), including a five-year BS/MS program. The department also offers an undergraduate BS degree in the College of Create Studies at UCSB. Computer Science is part of the UCSB College of Engineering and shares the Computer Engineering program with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

A Computer Science education at UC Santa Barbara prepares undergraduate and graduate students for the next step in their careers by offering high quality programs that emphasize fundamental concepts, hands-on experience, technical mastery, and research opportunities, all focused on solving important problems in science, technology, and society. A wide spectrum of exciting professional and academic opportunities exist for Computer Science graduates, including software systems, networking, security, software engineering, human-computer interaction, internet systems and technology, hardware/software development, medicine, biotechnology, business management and consulting, and others. A computer science degree can also be a good starting point for an eventual career in business, law, or medicine.

Feel free to explore our academic program information in the UCSB General Catalog and in the links below:


Course schedules, descriptions, and web sites.

Undergraduate Education

A description of our undergraduate degree programs, requirements, and resources.

Graduate Education

Our Master’s and PhD degree programs.


The department’s efforts and programs for outreach to the community.

Academic Calendars and Deadlines

Quarterly and annual schedules of key events and deadlines relevant to academic affairs.

Code of Conduct

Department Code of Conduct