What Are Some UCLA Majors and Degrees?


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The most popular undergraduate degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles are business economics, biology, psychology, political science and economics, as of 2015. UCLA also offers nearly 150 graduate degree programs, including a wide variety of management and health sciences tracks.

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UCLA offers over 125 majors and 80 minors. In addition to the graduate options listed above, UCLA also offers 40 doctoral programs that are among the top 10 for their fields nationwide. UCLA also has extensive continuing education options through UCLA Extension, including 100 certificate programs in 20 different fields. These programs offer flexible scheduling options for those who work or have other obligations.

UCLA's majors span 108 academic departments and consist of over 5,000 courses. Seventy percent of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students, which allows for maximum engagement with faculty. UCLA faculty includes a Fields Medal recipient, Fulbright Scholars and Nobel Prize winners. Students have access to a considerable array of academic resources to meet the rigorous academic requirements of the university. Opportunities are available for fellowships, internships and other research projects.

UCLA receives more applications than any other university in the United States. 92,000 applications were received for the fall of 2015. Ninety-six percent of freshmen live on campus in university housing.

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