Academics & Course Enrollment

All UC Santa Barbara Summer Sessions courses will be offered via remote delivery in 2020. FSSP students select from more than 70 lower-division courses, enrolling in 7–13 units to meet general education and pre-major requirements. The average unit load among FSSP students is 9–10 units. Many courses have smaller class sizes during the summer months, so students benefit from personalized attention from faculty members while acclimating to UC Santa Barbara’s academic environment. FSSP students are encouraged to take advantage of unique opportunities, such as freshman seminars, undergraduate research courses, honors sections, and enrichment classes. Additionally, all FSSP students enroll in a common course, The Modern Research University (INT 95), created to help you learn about faculty and undergraduate research as well as the many opportunities and resources UC Santa Barbara offers. While our academic advising team will provide you with explicit instructions on course enrollment once your FSSP application has been approved, the links below contain more information about available courses that will set you on track to accomplish your educational goals.