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UCLA General Catalog 2016-17

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UCLA® General Catalog

Published July 2016

Associate Registrar: Claire McCluskey

Research Analyst and Text Editor: Leann J. Hennig

Layout and Design, Text Editor, Online Design and Production: Karen Robbins

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The UCLA General Catalog is available online.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in the UCLA General Catalog. However, all courses, course descriptions, instructor designations, curricular degree requirements, and fees described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice.

The departmental websites referenced in department addresses in this catalog are maintained by independent operators and do not necessarily reflect approved curricula and courses information. Consult the online Catalog for the most current, officially approved courses and curricula.

Other information about UCLA may be found in the announcements of the Schools of Dentistry, Education and Information Studies, Engineering and Applied Science, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, Public Affairs, and Public Health, and in literature produced by the School of the Arts and Architecture and School of Theater, Film, and Television. The most current information on graduate programs is available at the Graduate Division website, which contains a link to division information and publications, including Program Requirements for UCLA Graduate Degrees that contains the complete text for officially approved graduate programs.

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