University of California, Los Angeles requires at least 180 quarter units to complete a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. UCLA accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, UCLA does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 91% of students who start college at UCLA complete all the credits required within six years.
UCLA offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: UCLA may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
UCLA has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with UCLA directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, UCLA students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at UCLA.
Student Designed Majors
UCLA allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
UCLA does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at UCLA
UCLA offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ UCLA does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ UCLA has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ UCLA offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ UCLA offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at UCLA.
🟨 UCLA does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Charles E. Young Research Library and there are 13 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
UCLA does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does UCLA have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
UCLA has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UCLA include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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