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Departmental Scholar Program Overview

Along with the College Honors and Individual Major programs, Honors Programs also houses the Departmental Scholar Program.

The Departmental Scholar Program (DSP) allows exceptional juniors and seniors to pursue the bachelor's and master's degrees simultaneously. Nomination as a Departmental Scholar is an honor that carries practical benefits-- the graduate application process is simplified and students may be admitted to the DSP during any academic quarter. Finally, the Departmental Scholar Program offers advanced students access to graduate level classes and an opportunity to do graduate level research under the direct supervision of UCLA's distinguished faculty.

Eligibility: Students seeking nomination to the Departmental Scholar Program must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of 24 courses (96 quarter units) at UCLA or the equivalent at a similar institution
  • Completion of preparation for the major
  • A 3.5 overall grade point average
  • 3.5 overall grade point average in the major
For additional information on and counseling for the Departmental Scholar Program, please call (310) 825-1498 or come by the Honors office to make an appointment with Honors Counselor, Tracey Martin.

For nomination procedures, degree requirements, and additional information, please refer to the Departmental Scholar Program guidelines.