UCLA General Catalog 2020-21

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Published July 2020 by UCLA Registrar’s Office Academic Publications

Claire McCluskey, Associate Registrar
Blake Livesay, Research Analyst/Editor
Karen Robbins, Designer/Editor, PDF/Web Production

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Language of Instruction

UCLA is a premier American public research institution, and courses at UCLA are taught in the English language unless otherwise noted in the course description (for example, foreign language courses).

UCLA Accreditation

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