Tuesday, May 5, 2009

UCLA to Temporarily Discontinue International Development Studies Major

The International Development Studies major at UCLA will be temporarily discontinued while the program is reassessed for resource allocation. Transfer students admitted for Fall 2009 to that major will be able to continue in it, but transfer admits thereafter will not be able to declare IDS as a major. UCLA has not indicated whether or not this major will be offered again at a later date. Please refer to the note on the IDS website for confirmation of this information: http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/prospect/adm_tr/lsmajors/intl_dev.htm

Students who had been planning on transferring to UCLA as an IDS major after Fall 2009 can consider another major, such as one of the area studies (e.g. Asian American Studies, Latin American Studies, etc.) or a broader field such as Political Science or Sociology. Refer to http://www.assist.org for assistance in researching majors offered in the UC and CSU systems.