The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is home to world-renowned faculty, 70 Ph.D. students, and 2500 undergraduate majors. Together we are pursuing cutting-edge science that expands our understanding of the mind, brain, and behavior.
We are committed to ensuring that the pursuit of higher education is available to all of the best and brightest students in California and beyond. In addition, the department is committed to supporting student organizations, including the organizations listed below.
The Society of Undergraduate Psychologists provides opportunities for students pursuing a major in the PBS Department, as well as for students who simply have an interest in the field.
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, with a mission of recognizing and promoting excellence in the science and application of psychology.
Access Grads connects psychology undergraduates interested in graduate school with graduate student mentors, and aims to increase access to research careers for students from diverse backgrounds.
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"One thing I love about this department is the collaborative spirit. All of my research projects have been shaped by advice, feedback, and support from graduate students, post-docs, and faculty spanning SOC, DEVO, CPCN, and N&B divisions."-Laura Pritschet, Ph.D. Candidate
"UCSB provided me with a perfect blend of a strong and growing neuroscience community, cutting-edge research, and reasonable weather."-Kevin Sit, Ph.D. Candidate