Shared Governance

Undergraduate degree programs, courses, and requirements are governed by the Undergraduate Council; College and school faculty executive committees; and committees for general education, Writing II, and diversity requirements.

Undergraduate Council

The Undergraduate Council is a standing committee of the UCLA Academic Senate. The council is responsible for the establishment of policy and standards for undergraduate education at UCLA, recommends to the Legislative Assembly programs that lead to new degrees, and delegates authority to College and school faculty executive committees.

Undergraduate Education Division

Led by the senior dean and vice provost for Undergraduate Education, the division is a campuswide advocate for undergraduate education. Among its goals are to enrich the quality of the academic experience of undergraduate students, help students find meaningful pathways to timely degree completion, and prepare students for life after college. The division oversees the general education curriculum and offers programs including Fiat Lux seminars, cluster courses, and New Student and Transition Programs; as well as the Academic Advancement Program, College Honors programs, Center for Undergraduate Research, and Center for Community Learning.