American Indian Studies
The American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program (IDP) at UCLA is one of the most well-known and revered programs in American Indian Studies throughout the nation. Current students and alumni of the program continue to make an important impact within Indian Country and in their respective communities
Asian American Studies
The Department of Asian American Studies at UCLA is among the best in the country, one that prides itself on having the largest number of core faculty, the broadest range of graduate and undergraduate courses offered per year, the growing size of its majors and minors, and the increasingly important role that it plays in shaping the visions and discourses on Asian America both nationally and on a global scale.
César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
The mission of the UCLA CÈsar E. Ch·vez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies is to train a new generation of scholars to research and analyze the life, history, and culture of Mexican-origin people within the U.S., as well as of other Latina/Latino and indigenous populations in the Americas.
The Conservation IDP provides an excellent platform for education and research in the preservation and management of material culture. It supports discovery and innovation through research that transcends the boundaries of traditional disciplines. It uniquely trains the next generation of conservators in the best practices and methods of cultural heritage conservation through various pedagogical approaches, including, but not limited to, core teaching and learning, independent research, and laboratory experience in museums and in the field. Finally, it positively impacts the community by engaging with a more informed public that would seek to protect cultural heritage from imminent threats.
Established in 1911, the Department of Geography consistently ranks among the top departments in the United States. Recognized internationally as a leader in research and education in both physical and human geography, the Department offers undergraduate degrees (B.A.) in Geography and Environmental Studies, and graduate degrees (M.A., Ph.D.) in Geography.
The Department is acknowledged as one of the great centers for the study of history in the world. What makes us excellent are the people of the Department: our more than 60 award-winning faculty members, our 200 brilliant graduate students, and the thousands of outstanding undergraduates who take our courses.
Master of Social Science
Organized around an innovative curriculum, our courses provide the theoretical foundations, methodological tools, and analytic skills you need to succeed in a range of academic and professional settings. In addition to core courses, our program gives you the flexibility to take graduate courses in leading social science departments at UCLA.
The Military Science curriculum supplements students' academic majors by offering elective courses ranging from leadership and management to military law. Students who complete our Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program become officers in the U.S. Army, Army Reserves or Army National Guard.
In 2011 the Department of Political Science celebrated ninety-one years of teaching, research and public service within one of the nationís finest universities. Among the department's many strengths, we have gained notable distinction in political economy, comparative politics including the politics of developing nations, and political theory.
Located in Los Angeles, the city that the world watches to detect the shape of the future, UCLA is considered one of the world's preeminent sociology departments. We have the world's leading group of scholars studying international migration and its legacies, as well as arguably the strongest program in the study of ethnicity and nationalism, domestically and internationally.