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Awards and Honors

Major Awards

The faculty of the College of Letters & Science includes:

  • 16 of the 23 Nobel Prizes on the campus, including 7 current faculty members

  • 3 of 4 Pulitzer Prizes

  • 16 MacArthur Fellowships

  • 3 Shaw Prize winners

  • 77 percent of campus Guggenheim fellowships, 2013 to 2015

  • 62 percent of campus members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2014 to 2015

  • 68 members of the National Academy of Sciences

A Liberal Arts Education

Students in classWhy Study the Liberal Arts?

Competition in the marketplace often leads us to question the value of studies that don’t offer a direct track to employment. But a broad-based liberal arts education does more than prepare you for a job. It lays the foundation for a future career while also preparing you to compete in the marketplace of ideas.

Research at L&S

The Nation’s Premier Research University

Appointments with a Dean

  • If you are an undergraduate student and have concerns regarding academic matters and college policies, you must meet with a College Adviser first. Please make an appointment with the Office of Undergraduate AdvisingYou may be referred for a dean's appointment, if appropriate.  

  • To make an appointment with the dean of Undergraduate Studies, contact Jeannie Adams.

Research Centers

This campus is home to dozens of exciting research centers and institutes where cutting-edge research is being conducted and new initiatives are being launched every year. Students and faculty in the College of Letters & Science have access to laboratories, libraries, and other resources that help make Berkeley the premier research university in the world.

Our Faculty

Learning From the Best

At the heart of UC Berkeley's achievements and reputation is a faculty second to none, honored around the globe for its intellectual preeminence. Berkeley's professors are pioneers — researchers and scholars who change the world with their accomplishments and shape the minds of future generations with their engaging teaching skills.