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Area Studies at University of California - Santa Barbara

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Area Studies at University of California - Santa Barbara

What traits are you looking for in a area studies school? To help you decide if University of California - Santa Barbara is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's area studies program.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 25,057. In 2019, 19 area studies majors received their bachelor's degree from UCSB.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Area Studies section at the bottom of this page.

UCSB Area Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Area Studies
  • Master’s Degree in Area Studies

UCSB Area Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the area studies progam at UCSB compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The area studies major at UCSB is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Area Studies. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Highest Paid Area Studies Graduates 37
Most Popular Colleges for Area Studies 72
Most Focused Colleges for Area Studies 225

In 2019, 8 students received their master’s degree in area studies from UCSB. This makes it the #37 most popular school for area studies master’s degree candidates in the country.

Area Studies Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the area studies majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Area Studies Bachelor’s Program

53% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 area studies majors earned their bachelor's degree from UCSB. Of these graduates, 47% were men and 53% were women. The typical area studies bachelor's degree program is made up of only 34% men. So male students are more repesented at UCSB since its program graduates 14% more men than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Area Studies Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 39% more racial-ethnic minorities in its area studies bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in area studies.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Area Studies Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 2
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UCSB Area Studies Master’s Program

62% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 38% of area studies master's degrees went to men and 62% went to women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Area Studies Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in area studies.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Area Studies Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 1
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Careers That Area Studies Grads May Go Into

A degree in area studies can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors 1,280 $96,200

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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