College of Creative Studies/Physics Joint Program
The physics program in the College of Creative Studies provides a rigorous physics education where students take their core first- and second-year courses in CCS, and then complete all upper-division courses within the Physics Department. The small class sizes and close student-faculty interaction create an intimate environment where students can think deeply and critically about physics. At the same time, students are encouraged to take advantage of the many research opportunities that are available at UCSB. Students develop a wide and deep understanding of physics and are well-prepared for graduate work in physics or related fields. As in other fields of study in CCS, students enjoy unparalled academic freedom in working with faculty advisors to design their course of study.