DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In order to be eligible to receive a bachelor’s degree from the UCLA College of Letters and Science, students must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. The University Requirements  
    1. Entry Level Writing Requirement (formerly Subject A/ESL Subject A)
    2. American History and Institutions
  2. The College Requirements  
    1. Writing I and Writing II  
    2. Quantitative Reasoning  
    3. Foreign Language  
    4. Diversity Requirement   (for Freshman admitted Fall 2015 and thereafter, and Transfers admitted Fall 2017 and thereafter)
    5. General Education (also known as Foundations of Knowledge)  
  3. Preparation for the Major, and the Major
  4. Students must satisfy the College Residence Requirements (senior and major residency) and the Upper Division Requirement
  5. Students must attain a minimum of 180 quarter units, and may not exceed their allowed maximum units without College approval
  6. Scholarship: students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 in all of their UC coursework, and a 2.0 GPA in the major coursework

UCLA students in the College of Letters and Science should meet with a College Counselor to review College and University requirements, and with their Department Counselor to discuss requirements pertaining to the major.  Please see the Proficiencies & GE Requirements handout   for a pdf version of this information.  For an indepth explanation of the differences between College and department advising, please see the College Advising & Departmental Advising   handout.

College Counselors

Full-time College counselors and staff are available to meet with UCLA College and Letters Science students to discuss university and the College requirements, including:

  • How to make meaning of your undergraduate experience
  • Degree requirements for graduation
  • Program planning (Double Majors)
  • Scholastic difficulty (Academic probation / STD)
  • Reentry/readmission
  • Referrals (campus resources)
  • Letters and Science academic policies and petitions

Major Department Counselors

For every undergraduate major at UCLA there is a major counselor who can assist students with academic planning for their individual major, including:

  • Adding a major
  • Major course planning
  • Questions regarding the availability of major courses
  • Major related course substitutions
  • Major related career advice