Transfer Admission guide
Admission selection and coursework information for
junior-level transfer applicants to UClA
and Relations with Schools
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1436
UClA TRANSfER SElECTION
Although UCLA continues to enroll the most transfer students in the UC system, competition for transfer openings has increased over recent years. Strong
academic preparation and performance are primary elements in our admission decisions. The average GPA of transfer applicants who are admitted to
UCLA is more than 3.50, and most students who are admitted have completed most or all of the preparatory coursework for their majors. We give highest
priority to students transferring from California Community Colleges or other University of California campuses.
ACADEMIC CRITERIA IMPORTANT RESOURCES fOR CAlIfORNIA
• Junior-level standing [60 semester/90 quarter transferable units com- COMMUNITY COllEgE STUDENTS
pleted] by the end of the spring term before you transfer. Please visit www.assist.org for information regarding:
• GPA of 3.20 or higher earned in all transferable courses. • University of California Transfer Course Agreements
• Progress towards completion of major preparation requirements by • Selected Major Preparation Articulation Agreements for all California
spring prior to transfer. There may be additional lower division require- Community Colleges. The agreements list all the lower division course
ments that students may complete at their current institutions or at requirements for select majors at UCLA and other courses students can
UCLA. Should a major not have specific prerequisites, we expect stu- complete at their community colleges to satisfy these requirements.
dents to demonstrate interest in academic study by completing course-
• Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum [IGETC] course
work related to the major.
lists. IGETC enables students at California Community Colleges to com-
• Completion of the following by spring prior to transfer: plete UCLA General Education requirements before they transfer.
Two  transferable courses in English composition/critical • The UCLA Transfer Alliance Program [TAP] gives you the opportunity
thinking and writing; one  transferable math course that has to enhance your ability to transfer to UCLA at the junior level from a
a prerequisite of intermediate algebra or higher; and four  California Community College. Students are certified after complet-
transferable college courses in at least two of the following sub- ing the honors/scholars program at their community college and given
ject areas: arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, priority consideration for admission to UCLA College of Letters and
physical and biological sciences. Science. Consult with your college's Honors Program to see if it is a TAP
• Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer participant.
Curriculum [IGETC], UCLA general education requirements, or The University of California sends admission representatives to all Cali-
another UC campus’s breadth requirements is highly recommended fornia Community Colleges during the academic year to provide admis-
for applicants to the College of Letters and Science and the School sion advising workshops on a variety of topics such as choosing a major,
of the Arts and Architecture. Applicants to the School of Theater, completing the undergraduate application, financial aid, and EOP/AAP.
Film, and Television must complete one of the aforementioned Visit your college's Transfer Center to schedule an appointment. UCLA
general education paths. Applicants to the School of Nursing and programs include Community College Transfer Recruitment [CCTR] and the
the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science are Student Transfer Opportunity and Mentorship Program [STOMP]. Also visit
strongly encouraged to work towards the respective school's cur- http://uctransfer.universityofcalifornia.edu for UC system-wide transfer
riculum requirements. information.
PERSONAl CRITERIA TRANSfER APPlICANT REVIEwERS
Our review also considers personal criteria. The personal statement you Undergraduate Admissions reviews applicants to the UCLA College of
submit with the application is the best place to discuss the following Letters and Science. Applicants to the School of the Arts & Architecture,
information more in depth: the Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of
• Employment while attending school Nursing, and the School of Theater, Film & Television are reviewed by faculty
members within the schools themselves. If you have additional questions
• Family responsibility
regarding these programs, you should contact the schools directly.
• Returning to school where early grades are not indicative of strong
Please refer to www.admissions.ucla.edu for the most
• Ongoing involvement in campus organizations, student government,
updated transfer admission information, including
community service, or clubs
• Circumstances that may have prevented students from achieving their
highest overall academic performance
• Military service
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS BY SCHOOl
All schools admit for fall quarter only. School of Nursing
Please see further major-specific requirements in this document. www.nursing.ucla.edu
The UCLA School of Nursing offers both prelicensure and postlicensure bac-
College of letters and Science calaureate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Applicants
to the School of Nursing must fill out the UC Application and a supplemen-
You should complete as many major preparatory courses as possible prior to
transferring based on the availability of the courses at your current school. The Prelicensure Nursing degree program is intended to prepare entry-level
California Community College students are strongly encouraged to com- nurses to care for patients at the bedside. The program has been developed
plete IGETC; all other transfer students are encouraged to make progress according to the principles of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention;
toward completion of the UCLA general education requirements. moving from a systems population-based approach to a cohort-based or
unit-based perspective, and culminating with an intense focus on individual-
Some majors are highly selective for which we look for stronger prepara-
level of care. Strong emphasis will be placed on clinical leadership and criti-
tion and the completion of most preparatory courses before transferring [in
cal thinking skills. This is a three year program.
addition to the above criteria]. A significant number of courses should be
completed at the time of application. Consider your major choice carefully. The RN–BS/Postlicensure degree program is intended to prepare RNs for
Changing your major once you have been admitted to UCLA may not be an advanced-practice study at the graduate level. The curriculum has been
option. The College of Letters and Science applies strict unit limits. designed to build upon the student’s associate degree education and
assist RNs in gaining new knowledge needed for professional nursing
in a changing society. Emphasis is placed upon the preparation of nurses
Henry Samueli School of to meet the need for community-based care in a culturally diverse soci-
Engineering & Applied Science ety. Please Note: The Postlicensure RN–BS program may be suspended
www.engineer.ucla.edu for the 2011-12 academic year, and would therefore not be open to new
Applicants to the Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science applicants. Please check with the School of Nursing before you apply.
must have a minimum 3.30 GPA at the time of application to be consid-
ered for admission and by the time of entrance must have attained junior
School of Theater, film & Television
standing [60 semester/90 quarter units] and completed preparation for the
selected major. Please note that admission to the Henry Samueli School of
The School of Theater, Film & Television offers undergraduate majors in the-
Engineering & Applied Science is highly selective.
ater and in film and television. Both majors provide a comprehensive intro-
duction to the history, theory, and practice of these art forms within the
School of the Arts & Architecture context of a liberal arts education.
www.arts.ucla.edu Undergraduates in theater study the history of world and American the-
The School of the Arts & Architecture includes undergraduate majors in ater and drama, contemporary theater issues, acting and performance, play
architectural studies, art, design media arts, ethnomusicology, music, and reading and analysis, design, directing, theater production, and complete a
world arts and cultures [which includes a concentration in dance]. Applicants sequence of advanced courses in a specialization along with a senior project.
are considered on the basis of academic achievement as well as depart- Note: Theater students will not be able to change into the Film & Television
mental screening requirements. California Community College students major after transfer.
are strongly encouraged to complete IGETC; all other transfer students are
Undergraduates in film and television study the history of film and tele-
encouraged to make progress toward completion of the school’s general
vision, screenwriting, film and television production including cinema-
education requirements. In addition to the UC Application, applicants are
tography, editing, directing the camera, and digital media and tools, and
required to submit supplemental application material [e.g., questionnaire,
also complete a senior concentration in one area of specialization and a
portfolio, or audition information and additional supplemental process-
ing fees may apply]. Specific requirements, deadlines, and procedures for
submission must be obtained from each department’s website. Applicants Applicants to the school must have a minimum 3.00 GPA at the time of
should begin working on the department’s supplemental application shortly application and by the time of entrance must have attained junior standing
after submitting the UC Application as deadlines are strictly enforced. [60 semester/90 quarter units] and have completed their general education
coursework—either the school’s GE requirements, the IGETC at a California
Community College, or the GE requirements while a student at another UC
campus. In addition to the UC Application, applicants are required to submit
supplemental application material [e.g., letters of recommendation, ques-
tionnaires, resumes, samples of creative writing, or essays].
ASIAN lANgUAgES & CUlTURES w ClASSICAl CIVIlIZATION
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Asian Humanities: Two years of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, One course in classical Greek culture, one course in Roman
BY MAJOR Filipino/Tagalog, Hindi, Indonesian, Thai, or Vietnamese; one civilization, and one course in Greek or Latin literature in
course in Asian civilization or introduction to Buddhism or translation, classical mythology, or classical archaeology.
R selective majors
Highly introduction to Asian religions.
COgNITIVE SCIENCE *
Asian Religions: Two years of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Two courses in calculus/analytic geometry, one course each
* Students apply as a pre-major and are classified as
Filipino/Tagalog, Hindi, Indonesian, Thai, or Vietnamese or in introductory psychology, biology, introductory physics or
pre-majors until lower division preparation courses
are completed one year of Sanskrit; one course in introduction to Buddhism chemistry, philosophy [critical reasoning, philosophy of sci-
or introduction to Asian religions. ence, or philosophy of the mind], introduction to C++ pro-
One year of college-level foreign language required to
w gramming, intermediate C++ programming, and one addi-
be considered for admission. Completion of at least one Chinese, Japanese, or Korean: Two years of the selected lan- tional computer programming course.
year of high school in which the primary language of guage and one accompanying civilization course.
instruction was your major’s required foreign language COMMUNICATION STUDIES R
may be substituted for lower division language prepara- ASTROPHYSICS To be considered for admission, applicants must have a mini-
tion. Completion of intermediate/advanced foreign lan- To be considered for this major, you must complete at least mum 3.50 GPA at the time of application. Seven lower divi-
guage is strongly preferred. one year of calculus with analytic geometry and one year of sion courses total; at least four should be completed by the
calculus-based physics [mechanics, electricity, and magne- end of fall prior to transfer. One course each in introduction
tism] by the spring prior to transfer. Two courses in astrophys- to mass and interpersonal communication studies, principles
c COllEgE Of lETTERS & SCIENCE d ics [stars, nebulae, stellar evolution, galaxies, and cosmology],
two years of calculus, 1.5 years of calculus-based physics for
of public speaking, introduction to linguistics, and statistics;
three courses from the following four areas: introductory
the major, and one course in computer programming. One psychology, introduction to American government/politics,
AfRO-AMERICAN STUDIES course in general chemistry for the major is recommended. introductory sociology; one course in microeconomics,
One course in introduction to civilizations of Africa and addi- macroeconomics, or introduction to political economy.
tional introductory coursework in one of the areas of concen- ATMOSPHERIC, OCEANIC & ENVIRONMENTAl SCIENCE
tration [anthropology, psychology, etc.]. For more informa- One year of calculus, 1.5 years of calculus-based physics with COMPARATIVE lITERATURE
tion, refer to the UCLA General Catalog at www.registrar. lab, one year of general chemistry, one course in C++ pro- One course in English composition [expository writing], one
ucla.edu/catalog. gramming, and one course each in climate change, air pollu- course in critical reading and writing [composition and litera-
tion, and atmospheric environment. ture], two survey courses in world or English literature, and
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES two years of one foreign language.
One introductory course in American Indian studies and two BIOCHEMISTRY R
courses from the following: sociocultural anthropology, One year of general chemistry with lab for the major, one year COMPUTATIONAl & SYSTEMS BIOlOgY *
American politics, statistics, and introduction to women’s of biology with lab for the major [cellular, molecular, genetic], One year of general chemistry with lab for the major, one
studies. 1.5 years of calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with semester of organic chemistry, two years of calculus, one
lab, and one year of organic chemistry with lab for the major. year of biology with lab for the major [cellular, molecular,
AMERICAN lITERATURE & CUlTURE genetic], 1.5 years of calculus-based physics for the major,
One course in English composition [expository writing], one BIOlOgY R and introduction to computer science or introduction to com-
course in critical reading and writing [composition and litera- See Life Sciences. puter programming.
ture], one year of survey of English literature, and two years
of one foreign language or a combination of courses in for- BIOPHYSICS EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAl SCIENCE
eign language and foreign literature. To be considered for this major, you must complete at least Introductory courses in Earth science, environmental geology
one year of calculus with analytic geometry and one year of and geologic maps; one year of general chemistry with lab,
ANCIENT NEAR-EASTERN CIVIlIZATIONS w calculus-based physics [mechanics, electricity, and magne- one year of calculus, one course in biology with lab for the
For options in Mesopotamia, Egypt, or Near Eastern tism] by the spring prior to transfer. Two years of calculus, major [evolution], one year of calculus-based physics with lab
Archaeology & Cultures: one year of elementary German or 1.5 years of calculus-based physics with lab for the major, one [mechanics, electricity, and magnetism].
French. For the option in Biblical Studies: one year of elemen- year of general chemistry for the major, one year of organic
tary Hebrew. For all options: one course in introduction to chemistry for the major, and one year of biology with lab for EAST ASIAN STUDIES w
ancient Near Eastern civilization. the major [cellular, molecular, genetic]. Two courses on East Asian history or civilization or history/
civilization courses on at least two of the following countries:
ANTHROPOlOgY [B.A.] BUSINESS ECONOMICS R* China, Japan, and Korea; two courses from two different
One course each in human evolution, archaeology, socio- To be considered for this major, all of the preparatory courses departments selected from sociocultural anthropology, cul-
cultural anthropology, and culture and communication. listed here must be completed by the spring before transfer. tural geography, comparative or world politics, or political the-
One course in microeconomics, one course in macroeconom- ory or introductory sociology; two years of Chinese, Japanese,
ANTHROPOlOgY [B.S.] ics, two courses in calculus [from the math/physical science or Korean, or proficiency through the intermediate level.
One course each in human evolution, archaeology, socio- sequence], one course in introduction to financial account-
cultural anthropology, culture and communication, and ing, one course in introduction to managerial accounting, and ECONOMICS R*
statistics; one year each of general biology with lab for the one advanced course in English composition. Note: You must To be considered for this major, all of the preparatory courses
major, calculus, general chemistry with lab, and calculus- be admitted directly into this major. You will not be able to listed here must be completed by the spring before transfer.
based physics with lab; and one lower division course in change into this major after admission to UCLA. One course in microeconomics, one course in macroeconom-
organic chemistry. ics, two courses in calculus [from the math/physical science
CHEMISTRY/gENERAl CHEMISTRY sequence], and one advanced course in English composition.
ART HISTORY One year of general chemistry with lab for the major, 1.5 years Note: You must be admitted directly into this major. You
Two courses in ancient, medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, of calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with lab, and will not be able to change into this major after admission to
or modern art, and two courses in African, Asian, Oceanic, one year of organic chemistry with lab for the major. UCLA.
Native American, or pre-Columbian art. Students should
save syllabi for all art history and art courses to petition the CHEMISTRY/MATERIAlS SCIENCE ENglISH R
department for exemption from lower division requirements One year of general chemistry with lab for the major, one One course in English composition [expository writing], one
after admission. course in organic chemistry, 1.5 years of calculus, and 1.5 years course in critical reading and writing [composition and litera-
of calculus-based physics with lab. ture], one year of survey of English literature, and two years
ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES w of one foreign language or a combination of courses in for-
One course surveying Asian American history to 1965, one CHICANA & CHICANO STUDIES w eign language and foreign literature in translation.
course surveying contemporary issues in Asian American One course each in introduction to Chicana/Chicano history
studies from 1965 to the present, and one year proficiency in and culture and introduction to Chicana/Chicano social struc- ENVIRONMENTAl SCIENCE
an Asian language. ture and contemporary conditions; the equivalent of five One course each in statistics and introduction to environmen-
quarter terms of Spanish. tal science or introduction to earth science; one year each of
calculus, general chemistry with lab for the major, general 2. Contemporary world history, comparative or world poli- Neuroscience
biology with lab for the major [evolution, cellular], and cal- tics, political theory, or introduction to sociology; or Physiological Science
culus-based physics [mechanics, electricity, and magnetism]; 3. Introduction to economic geography or micro or Psychobiology *
two additional courses from the following, depending upon macroeconomics To be considered for admission the following pattern of core
your concentration: one semester of organic chemistry, third courses must be completed by the spring before transfer:
semester of calculus, third semester of calculus-based phys- HISTORY R* one year each of biology with lab for the major, calculus,
ics, and general biology with lab for the major [molecular]. One semester or two quarter courses of Western civilization and general chemistry with lab for the major; one semester
For more information, refer to the UCLA General Catalog at or world history and two semester or three quarter courses of organic chemistry with lab. A second semester of organic
www.registrar.ucla.edu/catalog. from histories of the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, chemistry and one year of calculus-based physics is strongly
Latin America, the Near East, or science and technology. recommended. In addition to the above requirements, the
EUROPEAN STUDIES w psychobiology major requires one introductory psychology
Two years of a modern European language other than English; INTERNATIONAl DEVElOPMENT STUDIES R* course. Note: Because life science majors require the comple-
one introductory course in literature or civilization focusing To be considered for this major, a minimum of six preparato- tion of extensive preparatory coursework prior to transfer,
on the declared foreign language; one course in philosophy, ry courses must be completed by the spring before transfer. you must be admitted directly into a life science major; you
art history, comparative literature, music history, or classics Two economics courses [economic geography, microeconom- will not be able to change from a non-life science major into
[with European content]; one semester or two quarters of ics, macroeconomics]; one statistics course; three courses, a life science major after admission to UCLA.
history of Western civilization; and two courses from two each from a different category selected from 1) sociocultural
different departments: introductory economics, world eco- anthropology, 2) cultural or regional geography, 3) introduc- lINgUISTICS MAJORS w
nomic geography, comparative or world politics or political tion to globalization, 4) contemporary history/civilization/ All Majors: One course in introduction to linguistics and two
theory, sociology, information studies, or statistics. culture of a developing region of the world, 5) comparative years of one foreign language [except Linguistics & Computer
or world politics, 6) introduction to sociology, 7) introductory Science majors may complete one year each in two foreign
gEOgRAPHY women’s studies; two years of a modern foreign language. languages]. Additional requirements include the following:
One physical or biogeography course; one cultural, economic
or world regions geography course; one statistics course. JEwISH STUDIES linguistics: One course of a second language [at least one
All tracks: One social, cultural, and religious institutions year of the foreign language requirements must be com-
gEOgRAPHY/ENVIRONMENTAl STUDIES of Judaism course. Students intending to enter the Jewish pleted in a language other than those in the Romance, Slavic,
One course in each of the following: physical geography or Religion, Jewish Literature & Culture, or Israeli Studies track: or Germanic families]; and a choice of two of the following:
biogeography; cultural, economic, or world regions geogra- one year of Hebrew language. symbolic logic, introductory psychology, and sociocultural
phy; people and ecosystems; statistics. anthropology.
lANgUAgE MAJORS w
gEOlOgY Two years of coursework in the selected language: Applied linguistics: Introduction to applied linguistics; two
Introductory courses in Earth science, mineralogy-Earth and African languages courses from the following: language and social interaction,
planetary materials, and geologic maps; one year of general Central & East European languages & Cultures language and gender, anthropology [culture and communica-
chemistry with lab, three semesters of calculus, one course East Asian languages [See Asian languages & Cultures] tion], or introduction to psychology.
in biology with lab for the major [evolution], 1.5 years of french
calculus-based physics with lab, and one introductory com- french & linguistics linguistics & Anthropology: One year of a second language
puter programming course [Fortran or C++]. german [at least one year must be in a language other than those
Italian in the Romance, Slavic, or Germanic families]; one course
gEOlOgY/ENgINEERINg gEOlOgY Italian & Special fields in anthropology [culture and communication] is strongly
One introductory course in Earth science, mineralogy-Earth Portuguese recommended.
and planetary materials, and geologic maps; one year of gen- Russian language & literature
eral chemistry with lab, two years of calculus through linear Scandinavian languages & Cultures linguistics & Computer Science: One year of calculus with
algebra, 1.5 years of calculus-based physics with lab, and one Spanish analytic geometry, one symbolic logic course, four com-
introductory computer programming course [Fortran or C++]. Spanish & linguistics puter programming courses; discrete structures is strongly
Spanish & Portuguese recommended.
Introductory courses in Earth science, mineralogy-Earth and One year of coursework in the selected language[s]. linguistics & English: One year of a second language, one
planetary materials, and geologic maps; one year of general Supplemental courses can be used to replace additional course in critical reading and writing [composition and litera-
chemistry with lab, one semester of organic chemistry with language courses, including related courses in civilization, ture], one year of survey of English literature, and one course
lab, 1.5 years of calculus, one year of biology with lab for the culture, history, linguistics, literature, and closely related in symbolic logic.
major [cellular, molecular, and genetic], one year of calculus- languages:
based physics with lab [mechanics, electricity, and magnetism]. greek linguistics & language Majors:
greek & latin linguistics & Asian languages & Cultures
gEOPHYSICS/APPlIED gEOPHYSICS latin linguistics & french
Introductory courses in Earth science, mineralogy-Earth and linguistics & Italian
planetary materials, and geologic maps; one semester of One year of coursework in the selected language: linguistics & Scandinavian languages
general chemistry, two years of calculus, and 1.5 years of Arabic linguistics & Spanish
calculus-based physics with lab, and one introductory com- Hebrew In addition to the two years of your selected language, one
puter programming course [Fortran or C++]. Iranian Studies year of a second language; related courses in civilization, cul-
ture, history, and closely related languages.
gEOPHYSICS/gEOPHYSICS & SPACE PHYSICS lATIN AMERICAN STUDIES w
Introductory courses in Earth science and solar systems and Advanced Spanish and one year of elementary Portuguese, or linguistics & Philosophy: One year of a second language;
planets, one year of general chemistry with lab, two years of advanced Portuguese and intermediate Spanish; two courses two courses in symbolic logic; and two introductory courses
calculus, 1.5 years of calculus-based physics with lab, and one in Latin American history. Additional courses from one of the in Western philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of
introductory computer programming course [Fortran or C++]. following concentrations: Arts & Humanities—one course mind or skepticism and rationality.
in pre-Columbian art history; Social Sciences—courses in
glOBAl STUDIES R* microeconomics, macroeconomics, and statistics; Ecology & linguistics & Psychology: One year of a second foreign lan-
To be considered for this major, a minimum of six prepara- Environment—one course in world geography. guage, introductory psychology, an introductory course in
tory courses must be completed by the spring before trans- cognitive science.
fer. Introduction to globalization, statistics, two years of a lIfE SCIENCES MAJORS R
modern foreign language, and five courses, with no more Biology MATHEMATICS
than two from any of the following three categories: Ecology, Behavior, & Evolution All majors: Two years of calculus for the major, one intro-
1. Sociocultural anthropology, cultural geography, global Marine Biology ductory course in C++. Additional requirements include the
music, or world literature; Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular genetics * following:
Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology
Mathematics: One course in calculus-based physics [mechan- PSYCHOlOgY R* and one introduction to architectural studies course. Most
ics]; two additional courses in calculus-based physics, general To be considered for this major, all of the preparatory courses transfer applicants will be required to complete these three
chemistry, biology with lab for the major [evolution], or sym- listed here must be completed by the spring before transfer. preparatory courses at UCLA.
bolic logic. One course in each of the following: introductory psychology,
introductory biology, introductory physics or chemistry, and Portfolio & supplemental requirements: In addition to the
Applied Mathematics or Mathematics of Computation: introductory philosophy; one quantitative reasoning course general UC Application, applicants must have at least a 3.00
Two courses in calculus-based physics [mechanics, electricity, in statistics, finite mathematics, calculus, computer science cumulative GPA, submit a statement of interest, and submit
and magnetism] and one course in general chemistry for the theory, or programming in C++ [Statistics is strongly recom- three images of creative work via the UCLA Arts digital upload
major or a third course in calculus-based physics. Additionally mended as preparation for upper division work.] Note: You system. An additional fee is required to submit supplemental
for Mathematics of Computation: intermediate/advanced must be admitted directly into this major. You will not be able material. Consult the UCLA Arts website for more informa-
C++ programming and one discrete structures course. to change into this major after admission to UCLA. tion: www.arts.ucla.edu.
Mathematics/Applied Science: For additional lower divi- RElIgION, STUDY Of ART
sion courses specific to your Applied Science field [Actuarial, One course each in introduction to history of religion and The department is committed to professional art training and
Accounting, History of Science, Medical and Life Sciences] introduction to philosophy of religion; two courses selected encourages new fields of investigation. Students work in the
refer to the UCLA General Catalog at www.registrar.ucla. from: introduction to Buddhism; sociocultural anthropology; following media: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, new
edu/catalog. Western civilization; introduction to civilizations of Africa; or genres, photography, and art theory.
history of China, Japan, India, or the Near and Middle East.
Mathematics/Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: 1.5 years Preparation for the major: One course each in drawing, sculp-
of calculus-based physics for the major. For additional lower RUSSIAN STUDIES w ture, painting, photography, ceramics, and new genres [per-
division coursework refer to the UCLA General Catalog at Two years of Russian language and one course in introduction formance art, video art, installation, and non-studio work];
www.registrar.ucla.edu/catalog. to Russian civilization. four courses in art history [including one covering each of the
following art historical periods: 1850s–1920s, 1920s–1960s,
Mathematics/Economics: One course each in micro- and SOCIOlOgY R* and 1960s–present]. Exemptions to lower division require-
macroeconomics, discrete structures, and one intermediate To be considered for this major, all of the preparatory courses ments will be determined by the department after admission.
course in critical reading and writing. listed here must be completed by the spring before transfer.
One course in introduction to sociology, one course in statis- Portfolio & supplemental requirements: In addition to the
Mathematics for Teaching: One discrete structures course, tics, and one course in finite mathematics or calculus. Note: general UC Application, applicants must complete a supple-
one course in calculus-based physics [mechanics], and two You must be admitted directly into this major. You will not mental application via the UCLA Arts digital upload system,
additional courses from calculus-based physics, general be able to change into this major after admission to UCLA. which includes a portfolio and a statement of interest and
chemistry, or computer programming. goals. The portfolio consists of eight to ten digital, still
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES images of original artwork completed in any media and must
MIDDlE EASTERN & NORTH AfRICAN STUDIES Two years of a Southeast Asian language and courses in intro- be presented in JPEG format. An additional fee is required to
One year of Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish; duction to Southeast Asian history and civilization, introduc- submit supplemental material. Consult the UCLA Arts web-
one course in introduction to Middle Eastern and North tion to Southeast Asian studies, and introduction to inter- site for more information: www.arts.ucla.edu.
African history; three courses selected from the following: disciplinary study of Southeast Asia.
introduction to archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, DESIgN MEDIA ARTS
principles of economics, cultural geography, world history, SPANISH & COMMUNITY & CUlTURE w The program emphasizes visual, audio, analytical, theoretical,
world literature, comparative sociology, or ethnomusicology Two years of Spanish, one Spanish civilization course, and one and technology mediated work in design and media arts. It
[with Middle Eastern or North African content]. Spanish American civilization course. fully integrates computers and other digital technology into
the curriculum. This uniquely challenging program invites
MUSIC HISTORY STATISTICS students to balance their aesthetic sensibility with logical
4 semester/6 quarter units of music performance. One year One introductory course in statistics, three semester or four reasoning, formal theories with practical application, and
of music theory is strongly encouraged as preparation for quarter courses of calculus, one course in linear algebra, and contemporary thought with historical perspective.
UCLA's Music Theory Placement Exam and entrance to Music one course in introduction to C++ programming. All statis-
History courses. tics courses used towards meeting the requirement for this Preparation for the major: One course each in drawing, color
major must be approved courses. Please see the articulation theory, two- and three-dimensional form, digital media/
PHIlOSOPHY agreements on www.assist.org to see if your college offers computer design, letterforms and typography, design his-
One introductory course each in philosophy of the mind or in an approved statistics course. tory, design culture, and interactivity and media art, and two
skepticism and rationality, ethical theory, and symbolic logic; courses in design history. Exemptions from lower division
one additional introductory philosophy course [e.g., contem- wOMEN’S STUDIES requirements will be determined by the department after
porary moral issues, Western philosophy, introduction to phi- One interdisciplinary course in introduction to women’s stud- admission.
losophy, etc.]. ies. Disciplinary courses [e.g., introductory women’s history,
sociology of sex roles, literature courses on women writers], Portfolio & supplemental requirements: A two-part port-
PHYSICS [B.A. & B.S.] while recommended, do not satisfy this requirement. folio of seven to ten examples of a student’s original recent
To be considered for this major, you must complete at least work and a self-portrait in any medium must be submitted in
one year of calculus with analytic geometry and one year of digital format via the UCLA Arts digital upload system. Work
calculus-based physics [mechanics, electricity, and magne- SCHOOl Of THE should focus on Design Media Arts: interactive, video, web,
tism] by the spring prior to transfer. Two years of calculus, c ARTS & ARCHITECTURE d photography, motion graphics, print media, games, anima-
1.5 years of calculus-based physics with lab for the major, and tion or other creative expressions. Applicants with video or
one general chemistry course for the major. sound may submit excerpts as .avi, .mov, .mp3 or .wav files
ARCHITECTURAl STUDIES with the length of the entire compilation totaling no more
POlITICAl SCIENCE R* The focus of the architectural studies major is on the built than two minutes. Still images must be in either JPEG or PDF
To be considered for this major, you must have completed at environment. The curriculum conceives of architecture as a formats. Applicants must complete a supplemental applica-
least three preparatory courses by the spring before transfer. cultural, creative, and technical practice and a discipline with tion and submit a statement of purpose. For specific portfolio
Four of the following courses: introduction to political theory, direct social impact. Within the context of a liberal arts edu- guidelines, file sizes and the supplemental application, please
international relations/world politics, introduction to American cation, a finely balanced set of architecture and urban design visit www.dma.ucla.edu/education. An additional fee is
government/politics, introduction to comparative politics, or courses ranging from the history and theory of design to con- required to submit supplemental material. Consult the UCLA
politics and strategy. Students are also required to complete a temporary building technologies will provide students with a Arts website for more information www.arts.ucla.edu.
course in statistics. All statistics courses used towards meet- diverse foundation of knowledge in the field of architecture
ing the requirement for this major must be approved courses. and prepare them for graduate school and/or careers in a ETHNOMUSICOlOgY
Please see the articulation agreements on www.assist.org to wide range of fields. [JAZZ STUDIES & wORlD MUSIC]
see if your college offers an approved statistics course. Note: The major combines hands-on musical experience with aca-
You must be admitted directly into this major. You will not be Preparation for the major: Two courses in the history of demic study to explore the rich variety of musical expressions
able to change into this major after admission. architecture [Pre-history–Mannerism and 1600–Present], throughout the world.
Preparation for the major: All preparatory classes should be Electrical Engineering RN–BS/Postlicensure program admission requirements:
taken at UCLA. Materials Engineering • An associate’s degree in nursing from a state-approved
Mechanical Engineering program or a diploma in nursing from an accredited
Audition/interview & supplemental requirements: Follow- program
ing the application for admission, applicants are asked to sub- English: Two transferable courses in English composition are • Current licensure as a registered nurse and a minimum
mit two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, required. of one year of full-time experience as a registered nurse
and a completed questionnaire in addition to completing an within the past five years
audition and interview with faculty. Mathematics: Calculus and analytic geometry, calculus of • Passing scores on required Excelsior College
several variables, differential equations, and linear algebra. Examinations: Fundamentals of Nursing, Adult Nursing,
MUSIC Maternal and Child Nursing–AD, and Psychiatric/
With a strong focus on the musical traditions of Europe as Physics: Calculus-based courses with labs in mechanics of Mental Health Nursing
well as international and American musical styles of the last solids, vibration, wave motion, sound, fluids, heat, electricity • 90 to 105 quarter units [60 to 70 semester units] of
century, the major offers concentrations in performance, and magnetism, electromagnetic waves, light, and relativity. transferable coursework
music education, composition, and jazz studies. • A minimum, cumulative grade point average of 3.00 in
Chemistry: Two terms of general chemistry with lab. [Only all transferable courses
Preparation for the major: A one year comprehensive music one course in general chemistry is required for Computer • Applicants must fulfill the University’s American
theory course sequence, covering musicianship and theory, as Science, Computer Science and Engineering, and Electrical History and Institutions requirement
well as keyboard skills if needed; two years of applied private Engineering.] One year of chemistry with lab is required for • Completion of specified prerequisite courses with
instruction on a primary instrument or in voice; two years of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, and applicants to grades of C or better
participation in a large performance group such as orches- those majors are encouraged to complete one year of organic
tra, choir, or wind ensemble; one year of music history and chemistry as well. Course requirements for the RN–BS/Postlicensure program:
analysis. Additionally, for music education majors, one course • Human anatomy with lab
in cultural or world music. Exemptions from lower division Computer Programming: One course in Java, C Programming, • Sociocultural anthropology
requirements will be determined by the department. or C++. Applicants to Electrical Engineering, Computer • One or more courses from the arts and humanities
Science, or Computer Science and Engineering should take • One year of general biology with lab for the major [cel-
Audition & supplemental requirements: Applicants who live C++. lular and molecular]*
within 200 miles of campus must audition in person; others • One year of general chemistry for the major*
may submit a tape. Applicants must also complete a ques- Biology: Applicants to Bioengineering: one year of biology • One semester of organic chemistry for the major*
tionnaire and a personal statement. For more information, with lab for the major [cellular, molecular, and genetic].
• Two courses in English [composition, rhetoric and lan-
please visit www.music.ucla.edu.
guage, and critical reading and writing]
Additional Courses: Applicants to majors in the Henry
• One UC-transferable course in mathematical concepts
wORlD ARTS & CUlTURES Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science must com-
and quantitative reasoning that has a prerequisite of
[DANCE AND wORlD ARTS & CUlTURES] plete at least one course from the humanities or social sci-
intermediate algebra or higher**
The department is at the forefront of innovative, interdisci- ences for UC eligibility and are encouraged to complete up
• Introductory or general microbiology
plinary, and cross-cultural studies of the arts, offering a cur- to four courses in those areas and one life science elective.
• Introductory human physiology
riculum in which students can explore the vital relationship Students may satisfy core requirements by completing engi-
• Introductory or general psychology
of the arts and performance to cultural theory and criticism. neering courses in statics, dynamics, strength of materials,
The dance concentration, with the distinctly WAC approach properties of materials, and circuit analysis, depending on • Introductory or general sociology
to dance, shifting standard models for teaching of this art their major.
form at a university, brings together the possibilities of * For postlicensure applicants, general biology, general
cross-cultural and contextual studies, civic engagement, and chemistry, and organic chemistry may be completed at
choreography studies. The world arts and cultures concentra-
tion brings together arts activism, community engagement,
c SCHOOl Of NURSINg d UCLA.
** For postlicensure applicants, calculus is required for stu-
and the study of Los Angeles as a laboratory for the study dents planning to take chemistry at UCLA.
of the world. Prelicensure Nursing program admission requirements:
• 90 to 105 quarter units [60 to 70 semester units] of
Preparation for the major: All preparatory coursework transferable coursework SCHOOl Of THEATER,
should be completed at UCLA. Exemptions/substitutions • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 in all c fIlM & TElEVISION d
from lower division requirements will be determined by the transferable courses
department after admission. • Applicants from a California Community College must
provide IGETC certification upon entrance. Other trans- THEATER
Audition & supplemental requirements: Successful appli- fer students must complete the School of Nursing’s A personal essay and audition/interview are required for
cants must have strong academic preparation and show evi- general education requirements admission. Applicants must choose an area of interest for
dence of involvement in the arts and community that demon- • Applicants must fulfill the University’s American admission purposes only: acting, design/production, general
strates interests in varied cultures. All applicants will be asked History and Institutions requirement theater studies, musical theater, playwriting and teaching
to submit a written research paper, transcripts, two letters of artists program.
• Completion of specified prerequisite courses with
recommendation, and two personal essays. Applicants to the grades of C or better
dance concentration will be asked to audition. Submission of Recommended courses prior to entrance:
additional creative material is optional. For more information, • Acting
Course requirements for the Prelicensure Nursing program:
please visit www.wac.ucla.edu/admin_undergrad.php. • Design
• Human anatomy with lab
• Play Analysis
• One year of general biology for the major [cellular and
molecular] • Theater history
HENRY SAMUElI SCHOOl Of
c ENgINEERINg & APPlIED SCIENCE d • One year of general chemistry for the major
• One semester of organic chemistry for the major
fIlM & TElEVISION
A personal essay, critical essay, creative writing sample, and
• Introductory or general microbiology ‡
two letters of recommendation are required for admission.
• Human anatomy
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science Films and videotapes are not accepted. Prior experience is not
• Human physiology
offers the following undergraduate majors: required.
• Introductory psychology ‡
• Introduction to communication studies or speech ‡
Aerospace Engineering Recommended courses prior to entrance:
Bioengineering • American film history
‡ For prelicensure applicants, may be completed at UCLA. • European film history
Civil Engineering • American television history
Computer Science • One theater course
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