UCLA came from humble beginnings and has become the only university with the most applications in the nation. Optimistic perspectives and broad thinking has been the catalysts that allow UCLA to redefine what is possible. In every field, through every discipline and in every area, there has been greatness that has become the hallmark of UCLA.

Surrounded by the most influential city in the world, Los Angeles, it is very diverse and progressive and operates on a global level. The university is among the top ranked universities on national and international levels and is powered by a renowned reputation, extensive resources and the strong will to make a difference across the globe.

UCLA generates billions of dollars a year through goods and services which helps to fuel the economy of the Greater Los Angeles area. The university is playing an important role through developments, innovations and active patents which continue to shape the world as we know it.

Divisions and Undergraduate Education

UCLA has five divisions Physical Sciences, Humanities, Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Undergraduate Education. In total there are 40 specialized programs, 34 departments and 109 undergraduate majors and graduate degrees in teaching and research in both sciences and liberal arts.

UCLA Applied Linguistics Ranks in Top 5%

The National Research Council’s (NRC) 2011 assessment of the top United States PhD programs published in the fall of 2010 ranked UCLA’s Applied Linguistics Department among the top 5% of all programs in the linguistics field in 2011. The NRC’s definition of the requirements in the linguistics field consists of several different programs such as Applied Linguistics, Language and Communication Disorders, Cognitive Science, Modern Languages, Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. There are three doctoral programs that include Musicology, History of Archaeology and UCLA Humanities that rank at least third in each of their fields than other universities across the nation.

Majors and Minors

UCLA has 126 undergraduate majors which are in five divisions.

The College of Letters and Science

The liberal arts curriculum starts by analyzing issues, training students to think, pose questions, and to write creatively. Students concentrate on various fields in depth. There are over 100 majors in four academic divisions which are Life Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences.

Principles of Community

UCLA is firmly grounded in its land grant mission of research, teaching and public service. They are committed to innovation, discovery, creative and collaborative achievements, critical inquiry and debate all in an inclusive and open environment to nurture the development and growth of students, faculty, administration and staff. The Principles of Community are crucial for ensuring an inclusive environment for all members and to serve as a guideline for personal behavior.

UCLA believes in order to maintain excellence in all endeavors there must be diversity. Understanding, open mindedness, inclusiveness and compassion must be present in every individual and all groups. UCLA is ensuring that dialogue and freedom of expression is presented in a respectful and civil manner. Differences are always valued to promote respect in personal interactions.

UCLA affirms its responsibility for creating a respectful, cooperative and civil campus for all of their diverse campus communities.

By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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