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UCLA General Catalog 2016-17

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College of Letters and Science

David C. Schaberg, Dean of Humanities
Victoria L. Sork, Dean of Life Sciences
Miguel A. García-Garibay, Dean of Physical Sciences
Laura E. Gómez, Interim Dean of Social Sciences
Patricia A. Turner, Dean/Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education

2300 Murphy Hall
Box 951430
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1430



UCLA is one of the world’s premier universities. At the core of the University’s research programs, graduate training, and undergraduate instruction is the UCLA College of Letters and Science. With over 27,600 students and more than 900 faculty members, the College is the largest academic unit in the UC system and the academic heart of UCLA. The College offers more than 130 majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAS), as well as to master’s and doctoral degrees.

For a complete list of College of Letters and Science degrees, see the degrees table in the front of this catalog.

The undergraduate programs in the College stress a liberal arts education that brings together perspectives from many fields in a unified approach to learning. Students learn ways that issues are analyzed, questions are posed, and knowledge is organized. After sampling many general subjects, they concentrate on one field or subject and are required to pursue it rigorously and in depth, according to the standards of scholars in the field. When they reach the graduate level, they pose their own questions, analyze academic issues of their own making and, through their research, participate in the creation of knowledge.

Organization of the College

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

University Requirements

College Requirements

Department Requirements

Policies and Regulations


Graduate Study