Majors and Minors
UCLA offers over 130 undergraduate majors in seven academic divisions:
The liberal arts curriculum of the UCLA College of Letters and Science begins by bringing together perspectives from many fields to analyze issues, pose questions, and train students to think and write creatively as well as critically. Students then concentrate on a particular field in depth. More than 100 majors are offered within four academic divisions: Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.
Headed by a faculty of renowned visual artists and performers, the School of the Arts and Architecture is a highly regarded center for creative expression and research. The curriculum combines practical training in visual and performing mediums with a broad-based liberal arts education. Students enjoy a variety of opportunities to perform and exhibit on campus.
The Samueli School of Engineering ranks among the top ten engineering schools in the country. The seven departments within the School are structured to align with the traditional specialties characteristic of the engineering profession. Undergraduate programs prepare students for immediate professional careers as well as for advanced studies in engineering or other fields.
Established as a unique academic unit by the University of California Regents in 2016, the Herb Alpert School of Music is already recognized among the very best schools of music. The new school is comprised of majors formerly housed in the School of the Arts and College of Letters and Science. Among its unique features, it offers a bachelor’s degree in music education together with a teaching certificate, as well as a master’s program in jazz that offers students the opportunity to study with legends such as Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance.
The UCLA School of Nursing is ranked in the top ten nationally and is internationally renowned for faculty research and publications.
The Luskin School of Public Affairs is the public affairs/public service graduate school at UCLA. The school consists of three departments—Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning—offering one undergraduate major, three undergraduate minors, three master's degrees, and two doctoral degrees.
- Public Affairs Major NEW
Interested first-year students can apply to the pre-major through the College of Letters and Science
One of the leading programs of its kind in the world, the School of Theater, Film and Television is unique in that it formally recognizes the close relationship among these media. From study of the ancient origins of traditional theater to avant-garde video and technologically advanced stage and film production, students develop analytic skills while acquiring applied knowledge and experience in their chosen fields.
UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies is reframing conversations on education and information studies from theory to practice. The UCLA Department of Education has been named the number one graduate school of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The Department is known as a leader in the study of urban education and the development and support of teachers and school leaders strongly committed to social justice.
Students may pursue double majors in most programs (with the exception of majors within the School of Theater, Film and Television), though there are some restrictions depending on the two majors chosen. For more information, see the General Catalog.
UCLA also offers over 90 minors: