Honors Programsat UCLA focuses upon an interpretation of the intellectual life that is vital, innovative, interdisciplinary, student-oriented, rich in research and centered upon active, participatory learning.
The seminar is favored over the lecture; the primary source over the textbook; the hands-on research over the abstract theory; the congruence of knowledge over the discrete discipline.
By emphasizing what coheres, rather than what separates, traditional classifications of knowledge, the College Honors curriculum is able to appeal to and meet the needs of students drawn from almost every major, department and division in the university.
Honors Programs also collaborates, integrates, and assists with programs such as: Departmental Honors, the Departmental Scholar Program, General Education Clusters, the Undergraduate Research Center, the Education Abroad Program, Phi Beta Kappa, Eta of California, and many other programs.
College Honorsat UCLA is a nationally renowned program that provides students the organization and environment within which to pursue individual excellence. Students attain College Honors by completing a diverse selection of honors course work and maintaining excellent grades. Honors counselors help students integrate this course work with other University and major requirements for the bachelor's degree. In this way, the honors curriculum need not add courses above and beyond other academic commitments.