UCLA General Catalog 2017-18
MAJORS AND DEGREES
COLLEGE AND SCHOOLS
GRADUATE STUDY ACADEMIC POLICIES CURRICULA AND COURSES APPENDIXES CATALOG PDF
Applicants for admission to the school must satisfy the University admission requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Study chapter. Students must apply directly to HSSEAS by selecting one of the majors within the school or the undeclared engineering option. In the selection process many elements are considered, including grades, test scores, and academic preparation.
Applicants are accepted at either the freshman or junior level.
Admission as a Freshman
Freshman applicants must satisfy the examination requirement described in the Undergraduate Study chapter and should take required tests by the December test date, since scores are part of the review process. Instruct the testing agencies to send results directly to Undergraduate Admission.
Applicants must submit scores from an approved core test of mathematics, language arts, and writing. This requirement may be satisfied by taking either the ACT with Writing tests, the SAT Reasoning Test (last administered January 2016), or the SAT with Essay test. Applicants to the school are strongly encouraged to also take the following SAT Subject Tests: Mathematics Level 2 and a laboratory science test (Biology E/M, Chemistry, or Physics) that is closely related to the intended major.
Freshman applicants must meet the University subject, scholarship, and examination requirements described on the Undergraduate Admission website.
Credit for Advanced Placement Examinations. Students may fulfill part of the school requirements with credit allowed at the time of admission for College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations with scores of 3, 4, or 5. Students with AP Examination credit may exceed the 213-unit maximum by the amount of this credit. AP Examination credit for freshmen entering in fall quarter 2017 fulfills HSSEAS requirements as indicated on the school AP table.
Students who have completed 36 quarter units after high school graduation at the time of the examination receive no AP Examination credit.
Admission as a Junior
Students who begin their college work at a California community college are expected to remain at the community college to complete the lower-division requirements in chemistry, computer programming, English composition, mathematics, physics, and the recommended engineering courses before transferring to UCLA. Transfer students who have completed the recommended lower-division program in engineering at California community colleges normally can complete the remaining requirements for one of the BS degrees in two to three academic years of full-time study. Students who select certain majors, such as Computer Science and Engineering or Chemical Engineering, may be required to complete additional lower-division courses for the major sequence.
Applicants to the school in junior standing should have completed 90 quarter units (60 semester units) in good standing, including the following lower-division minimum subject requirements:
Transfer students must also complete a course equivalent to English Composition 3 at UCLA and a second UC-transferable English composition course.
All lower-division requirements should be completed by the end of the spring term prior to anticipated enrollment at UCLA.
Students transferring to the school from institutions that offer instruction in engineering subjects in the first two years, particularly California community colleges, may be given credit for certain engineering core requirements.
Many sophomore courses in circuit analysis, strength of materials, and properties of materials may satisfy Civil and Environmental Engineering 108, Electrical Engineering 100, and Materials Science and Engineering 104 requirements respectively. Check with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, 6426 Boelter Hall.