Storke sunrise. Credit: Eric Isaacs
Credit: UCSB Photo Services

 Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Wellness

The UCSB Physics Department is firmly committed to improving the diversity of its faculty and students, in the belief that a rich plurality of outlooks and backgrounds is vital to our growth as physicists and to our participation in an increasingly diverse society.

Our Mission

  • Provide a world-class education to its students that will prepare them for a diverse range of professional careers requiring a strong technical background.
  • Perform cutting-edge research across broad and inter-disciplinary fields.
  • Share expertise and communicate the excitement of science both locally and globally.


These goals have led the Department of Physics at UC Santa Barbara from relative obscurity 40 years ago to placement as one of the most innovative and robust programs in the country.

 Department Leadersip

Academic Business Officer
Department Chair
Vice Chair