Undergraduate Students

Intellectual adventure of a lifetime
The College of Letters and Science sets undergraduate students on the intellectual adventure of their lives with a vibrant, broad-based liberal arts education at the highest level of excellence. Here you can engage in dialogue with the world's best teachers and its most famous researchers. You can discover courses of study you never knew existed. You can participate in projects at the forefront of science, solve pressing social problems, create art, explore diverse cultures, and seek answers to the biggest questions of our times — all on one of the most vibrant and beautiful campuses in the world.

L&S Advising Office helps you find your way
While the possibilities for study and discovery are endless, finding your way in a university this size can be a challenge. That's why L&S has a large advising staff ready to guide you through this journey. Feel free to contact them at any stage of your career at Berkeley.

Enrichment opportunities
Take advantage of special courses, programs and events designed to open fascinating new worlds of knowledge, such as Discovery Courses, Big Ideas, L&S 1 (Introduction to Liberal Arts), On the Same Page program, and Freshman and Sophomore Seminars.

Learn more about the undergraduate program
Explore the resources listed on the left to learn about choosing a major, degree requirements, research opportunities, and many more.

Questions?
Contact Office of Undergraduate Advising!

In Your Words

It is the simultaneous experience of studying, sharing, debating, and discovering new ideas that makes our education liberal.

—Undergraduate Kara Jancourtz in her winning entry in the L&S essay contest.

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