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Religious Studies at University of California - Santa Barbara

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Religious Studies at University of California - Santa Barbara

What traits are you looking for in a religion 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 religion program.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 25,057 students attend the school each year. Of the 6,327 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of California - Santa Barbara in 2019, 25 of them were religious studies majors.

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

UCSB Religious Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Religion
  • Master’s Degree in Religion
  • Doctorate Degree in Religion

UCSB Religious Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the religion 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 religion major at UCSB is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Religious 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 Religious Studies Graduates 16
Most Popular Colleges for Religious Studies 19
Most Focused Colleges for Religious Studies 301

In 2019, 5 students received their master’s degree in religion from UCSB. This makes it the #53 most popular school for religion master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 5 students who received their doctoral degrees in religion, making the school the #18 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Religion Student Demographics at UCSB

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

UCSB Religious Studies Bachelor’s Program

48% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 25 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Religious Studies from UCSB in 2018-2019, 52% were men and 48% were women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 35% more racial-ethnic minorities in its religion 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 religion.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Religious Studies Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 10
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

UCSB Religious Studies Master’s Program

40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 5 students who graduated with a master’s in religion from UCSB in 2019, 60% were men and 40% were women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Religious Studies Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a religion master's degree from UCSB, 60% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level.

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 religion.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Religious Studies Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in religion. In 2019, 5 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Religion Grads May Go Into

A degree in religion 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
Philosophy and Religion Professors 2,220 $114,370
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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