How does my college major affect my career options?

For most UCSB majors, the answer is “not much”. That’s because UCSB is a research institution, and therefore teaches critical thinking and research skills, but doesn’t really provide job training. The exceptions to this are the Engineering majors and the Economics and Accounting major which prepare students to become (big surprise) engineers and accountants. For everyone else, most UCSB majors can be related to most jobs. You can get a start by looking through our list of majors under Careers by UCSB Majors.