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UCLA General Catalog 2016-17

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Capstone Majors and Programs

Capstones are designed to be the culmination of a UCLA undergraduate experience. Capstones range from yearlong sequences of courses or tutorials to a single seminar, and from honors theses to comprehensive seminar projects or internships. They may be based in tutorials, laboratories, advanced courses, or seminars and may include either individual or teambased projects.

Four levels of UCLA capstone options are illustrated. The four levels represent different expectations for student engagement and independence, ranging from advanced senior seminars or project courses that require a comprehensive term paper, performance, or product design, to individually designed majors. The percentages listed indicate the expected participation of seniors at each of the four levels. It should be noted that some students might complete capstones at more than one level; for example, a student, having completed an advanced seminar, might decide to engage in an independent study or honors project.

Capstone majors and programs are identified in the Curricula and Courses section of this catalog. See the capstones website for more detailed information.


  Aerospace Engineering BS
American Indian Studies BA
Art BA
Asian American Studies BA
Bioengineering BS
Central and East European Languages and Cultures BA
Chemical Engineering BS
Civil Engineering BS
Classical Civilization BA
Cognitive Science BS
Computational and Systems Biology BS
Computer Science BS
Computer Science and Engineering BS
Design | Media Arts BA
Earth and Environmental Science BA
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution BS
Electrical Engineering BS
Engineering Geology BS
Environmental Science BS
Ethnomusicology BA
European Studies BA
Film and Television BA
French BA
Gender Studies BA
Geology BS
Geophysics BS
German BA
Global Studies BA
Greek BA
Greek and Latin BA
History BA
Individual Field of Concentration BA
Individual Field of Concentration BS
International Development Studies BA
Italian BA
Italian and Special Fields BA
Latin BA
Marine Biology BS
Materials Engineering BS
Mathematics/Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences BS
Mathematics for Teaching BS
Mechanical Engineering BS
Music BA
Music History BA
Neuroscience BS
Nursing (Prelicensure) BS
Russian Language and Literature BA
Russian Studies BA
Scandinavian Languages and Cultures BA
Spanish and Community and Culture BA
Spanish BA
Statistics BS
Study of Religion BA
Theater BA


  American Literature and Culture BA
Art History BA
Chicana and Chicano Studies BA
English BA