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UCLA General Catalog 2016-17

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From the Chancellor of UCLA

This Catalog describes the almost endless academic choices available to you at UCLA. Choose from 5,000 courses each term, 125 undergraduate majors, 97 master’s and professional programs, 109 doctoral and professional programs, and 91 minors as you build a course of study that suits your own interests and aspirations. The size and scope of our campus enables us to offer you a remarkable range of academic possibilities. At the same time, almost 70 percent of our undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students so you can get to know your professors and classmates.

Your fellow students at UCLA come from incredibly diverse backgrounds. Those admitted to our freshman class for 2016-17 are from 50 states and 110 countries. But, like you, all of them are driven by an unwavering commitment to excellence and a determination to make a difference wherever they go.

Our faculty of more than 4,700 is made up of renowned scholars who are highly regarded as leaders in their fields. Undergraduates, as well as graduate students, have opportunities to study with top professors and conduct research under their guidance.

This Catalog includes opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, including those that offer priority enrollment for lower division students. Among these are Fiat Lux Seminars, which are small classes in a broad range of subjects; Freshman Clusters, which engage students in yearlong, team-taught interdisciplinary study of timely topics; and advanced research opportunities.

Our campus is a vibrant community made up of forward-thinking achievers who think outside traditional academic boundaries and share an exuberant sense of possibility. The UCLA experience prepares leaders who go on to excel all over the world.

I invite you to explore UCLA beyond the contents of this Catalog. Visit us on campus, or online.

Gene D. Block
Chancellor