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Degree Requirements

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has established degree requirements that largely mirror the requirements of the UCLA College. Students admitted to either the BA or BS must satisfy the following degree requirements:

  • University requirements
  • School proficiency requirements
  • General Education (GE)
  • Major requirements
  • 60/180/216 unit requirements
  • 2.0 GPA in the major and overall

NOTE FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS: Transfer students who completed IGETC and submitted the certification to UCLA Undergraduate Admission will be exempt from the school’s Writing I and II, Quantitative Reasoning, and General Education requirements. An additional English Composition course may be required due to placement results of English as a Second Language Placement Exam (ESLPE).

University Requirements

  • Entry Level Writing Requirement
    • Satisfied via Entry Level Writing Placement Exam, minimum letter grade of C in English Comp 1 & 2, or English Comp 1A/1B & 2i per placement results
  • American History and Institutions (approved list of courses)
    • Any approved AH&I course with minimum letter grade of C or Pass

School Proficiency Requirements

  • Writing I
    • English Comp 3, 3D, 3DS, 3E, or 3SL with minimum letter grade of C
  • Writing II (W)
    • Any approved WII course minimum with minimum letter grade of C
  • Quantitative Reasoning (approved list of courses)
    • Any approved College QR course with minimum letter grade of C
  • Diversity (approved list of courses)
    • Any approved College Diversity course minimum letter grade of C

General Education Requirements

  • Foundations of the Arts and Humanities (15 units)
    • Literary and Cultural Analysis
    • Philosophical and Linguistic Analysis
    • Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice
  • Foundations of Society and Culture (15 units)
    • Historical Analysis
    • Social Analysis
    • Historical or Social Analysis
  • Foundations of Scientific Inquiry (18 to 20 units)*
    • Life Science
    • Life Science
    • Physical Science
    • Physical Science
    • *one course (5 units minimum) must have an approved lab component

Major Requirements

Please see requirements outlined here.

60/180/216 Unit Requirements

Students must satisfactorily complete for credit a minimum of 180 units for the bachelor’s degree. At least 60 of the 180 units must be upper-division courses numbered 100 through 199. A maximum of 216 units may be permitted. Advanced Placement Examination and International Baccalaureate Examination (transfer) credits are not counted toward the unit maximum.

2.0 GPA in the Major and Overall

Students must earn at least a 2.0 (C) grade-point average (GPA) in all courses undertaken at UCLA to receive a bachelor’s degree. Students must also earn a 2.0 GPA in a major and satisfy both the course and scholarship requirements for the major, including preparation for the major.