Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education serves as the focal point for UCLA’s undergraduate education programs, including management of the campus’s major new initiatives for students, such as the Freshman Clusters, Fiat Lux Seminars, undergraduate research and community-based education.

 

Academic Resources

UCLA offers top-ranked academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For undergraduates, our University’s prestigious program features 129 majors across five academic divisions and 81 minors, some part of our renowned graduate and professional schools. To explore UCLA’s diverse academic offerings, visit our list of majors and minors and directory of academic departments and resources.

 

Academic Counseling and Advising

 

UCLA General Catalog

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The UCLA General Catalog presents all of the academic opportunities available on campus. Hard copies are available at the UCLA Bookstore, but are subject to change. Additionally, keep in mind that not all courses are offered every quarter – or every year. For a schedule of the current course offerings, visit the Schedule of Classes.

Academic Calendar

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The UCLA Academic Calendar captures important academic dates, including deadlines for adding and dropping courses, tuition payment, and the beginning and end of each academic term.

Registrar

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The UCLA Registrar manages the University’s class schedules, registration, class enrollment and grade collection; issues transcripts and diplomas; and creates the UCLA General Catalog and the quarterly Schedule of Classes.


The Registrar’s Office provides a directory of academic counseling offices that provide assistance with program planning, assessment of degree requirements, contact information for departmental or school advisers and counseling for scholastic challenges.

For departmental counselors, such as the English Department counselor or Chemistry & Biochemistry Department counselor, visit the department’s website or call Parent & Family Programs so that we can connect you.

 

Center for Community Learning (CCL)

The Center for Community Learning involves undergraduates with opportunities to combine civic engagement with academic coursework, internships, and other community-based learning experiences. CCL also manages the Civic Engagement minor.

 

Education Abroad

The Education Abroad Program abroad offers unique opportunities for students to explore other cultures while earning credit towards graduation. Through EAP, Bruins can enroll in over 140 exchange programs in more than 30 countries. Students can spend a summer, semester or year abroad, and courses may be counted towards major, minor or GE requirements. Some programs also offer students the possibility to do field work, independent research or an internship abroad.

 

Honors Programs

The nationally-renowned Honors Programs at UCLA provides students the organization and environment within which to pursue individual excellence.

 

International Students and Scholars

The Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars coordinates services and programs that are available to UCLA’s 3,800 international students. The Dashew Center advises students on immigration regulations, academic and personal adjustment to American life and offers programming to support and involve students in the UCLA community.

 

Library System

Ranked among the top 10 research libraries in the U.S., the UCLA Library system is a campus wide network of libraries serving programs of study and research in many fields. Collections encompass more than eight million volumes as well as archives, audiovisual materials, corporate reports, government publications, manuscripts, maps, microforms, oral histories, photographs, technical reports and other scholarly resources. The library also provides access to digital resources including reference works, electronic journals, full-text titles and images.

 

Student Retention Center (SRC)

The Student Retention Center supports students with the highest attrition rates. SRC is open to all students of the University, but its first priority is to students who have academic difficulties or have been dismissed. SRC empowers students with academic tools and strategies that help them succeed at UCLA. Services include peer counseling, study groups, mentorship, class/professor evaluations, internships and writing programs.

 

Undergraduate Research Centers

Undergraduate Research Centers help UCLA undergraduates identify research opportunities in all fields, from the entry-level Student Research Program to the advanced Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Scholarships are available to support students in research. Annual events and publications celebrate student achievements.