Undergraduate Registration Resources

The information and links on this page will help you find classes each quarter during Registration Pass Times.

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary major using classes from 20 different departments at UCSB.  

Each quarter before Pass 1, we update this information to let you know which courses are being offered.

Visit the Registration Calendar and Registration Pass Times sections of the UCSB Office of the Registrar to check deadlines related to registration and pass times.

Visit this page for some helpful videos on using GOLD to check your degree requirements and degree progress audit - this helps you know what classes you have taken and what you still have to take.

Transfer students: Global Studies August 2019 Transfer Student Orientation information: Slides and Handouts


1.  Global Studies Requirements Sheet - Look here for courses offered in Winter 2019:

Click here for the 2019-2020 requirements (new freshmen starting in fall 2019)

Click here for the 2018-2019 requirements (continuing students including new junior transfers in fall 2019):

Click here for a list of 197 topics (still in progress)


2.  Additional Courses/ Information for the major: 

There's information about some Global courses and then a list of courses from other departments.  These courses in the various affiliated departments have NOT been added to the official requirements sheet, but will count for the major as indicated - either UD Area II-B (global topics) or UD-Area III (geographic regions). 

Additional Information/Courses for the major we could use by petition

Specific Information for the Foreign Language Requirement for the Major

3. Searching for Open Seats and for Electives

You can use the FIND COURSES link on GOLD to search for interesting courses in any Department.  Just click on the departments listed alphabetically and take a look.   You have more information on GOLD and can check for restrictions, pre-requisites and to see if a course might satisfy a GE.

4.  Other links:

NOTE:  Regarding Registration Blocks and Substitutions

Crash Policy for Global courses

UCSB Course Catalog - Global Studies



Questions regarding your major and/or academic progress? Please email Undergraduate Advisor Meghan Zero at: meghanzero@global.ucsb.edu and include your name and perm #. If you are a UCSB student, emails must be sent from your UCSB email account. Please allow one full business-day for a response to your email.
For quick questions, drop-in hours are 2-3:45 pm most days of the week.