Summer Fast Pass to Completing Your Minor
Whether you are motivated to enhance your major or want to focus on a second area of study, a minor can help you achieve more during your time at UCLA.
If you don’t think you have time during the academic year to focus on a minor, consider what Summer Sessions can do to help you maintain your path to degree.
Many required and elective courses for campus minors are offered during Summer Sessions. Certain departments offer all required minor courses during the summer, making it possible to complete a minor in just two summers!
Think intentionally about incorporating your summer into your minor plans. Roadmaps detailing how you can chart your minor academic plan are available in each Minor area below.
Summer Spotlight Minor
Take advantage of a Summer Fast Pass into the Music Industry Minor! By enrolling in two pre-selected Music Industry courses that are required for the minor completion, the Music Industry department will prioritize your entry into this minor, saving you time and stress.
Don’t miss this opportunity to kickstart your Music Industry minor in Summer 2023! Please see Music Industry dropdown below for more details.
Summer Fast Pass Minors
Anthropology’s minor requirements allow students to choose from a variety of upper division courses. Luckily, Summer Sessions also offers a wide variety of Anthropology courses, ensuring that at least one topic will catch your interest.
Complete your entire Anthropology upper division minor requirements in just two summers! Or, knock out the required two lower division courses in one summer to start working on your upper division classes in the Fall.
See how Summer can play a role in your academic journey with the Anthropology minor roadmap.
For Summer Sessions 2023, we recommend exploring the following paired options to make major progress on the Anthropology minor:
- ANTHRO 110 (Principles of Archaeology) + ANTHRO 124Q (Evolutionary Psychology)
- ANTHRO 137P (Anthropology of Deviance and Abnormality) + ANTHRO 145S (Culture, Gender, Sexuality)
- ANTHRO 151 (Ethnography of Everyday Speech) + ANTHRO 146 (Urban Anthropology)
- ANTHRO M150 (Language in Culture) + ANTHRO 126P (Paleopathology)
- ANTHRO 143 (Economic Anthropology) + ANTHRO 163P (Ideology and Social Change in Contemporary China)
Biomedical Research is one of the most popular and intensive minors at UCLA. Deliberately complete a key pre-requisite (BMD RES 5HA) as well as required course MCD BIO 60 and a required upper division History of Science or Philosophy of Science course in just one summer.
See how Summer can play an important role in your academic journey with the Biomedical Research minor roadmap.
Get ahead for Fall 2023 by taking these courses for your Biomedical Research minor:
MCD BIO 60 (Biomedical Ethics) + HIST 179B (History of Medicine: Foundations of Modern Medicine)
BMD RES 5HA (Biomedical Research: Concepts and Strategies)
Environmental Systems and Society is a popular growing minor at UCLA with over 40 electives courses available for completion. This course requirement flexibility makes it even easier to use Summer to complete your two lower division requirements, or cross two upper division requirements off your list in your path to minor completion.
See how Summer can play a key role in your academic journey with the Environmental Systems and Society minor roadmap.
Prepare for your minor progress this summer by viewing these available options, including a fully remote Session C opportunity:
Lower Division Electives: ENVIRON 25 (Good Food for Everyone: Health Sustainability, and Culture) + EPS SCI 15 (Blue Planet: Introduction to Oceanography)
Upper Division Electives: ENVIRON M125 (Environmentalism: Past, Present, and Future) + ENVIRON M167 (Environmental Justice though Multiple Lenses)
Lower Division Electives Online: EPS SCI 16 (Major Events in History of Life) + GEOG 5 (People and Earth’s Ecosystems)
The wide variety of Film and Television courses offered during the summer allows your choice in topic and mode of delivery. A three-week intensive will let you complete an upper division course in half the time. Courses offered online, or scheduled for evening hours, allow flexibility for other commitments in your schedule.
See how Summer can play a key role in your academic journey with the Film, Television, and Digital Media minor roadmap.
Details on how Summer Sessions 2023 can work on your Film, Television, and Digital Media minor progress below:
Lower Division Electives: FILMT TV 4 (Introduction to Art and Technique of Filmmaking) + FILM TV 33 (Introductory Screenwriting)
Upper Division Electives: FILM TV M111 (Women and Film) + FILM TV 112 (Film and Social Change)
Upper Division Electives: FILM TV 122D (Film Editing: Overview of History, Technique, and Practice) + FILM TV 122E (Digital Cinematography)
Upper Division Electives: FILM TV 114 (Film Genres) + FILM TV 122J (Disney Feature: Then and Now)
Upper Division Electives: FILM TV 122M (Film and Television Directing) + FILM TV 183C (Producing III: Marketing, Distribution, and Exhibition)
Three Week Intensives
A3: FILM TV 180C (Stop Motion Fundamentals Workshop)
B3: FILM TV 183B (Producing II: Entertainment Economics)
C3: FILM TV 188A (Special Topics)
Did you know that nearly all of the Global Health minor theme areas are represented by Summer Sessions courses? No matter where you are in your progress towards a minor in Global Health, participating in Summer Sessions can get you closer to your degree completion. Check off the required Global Health 100 course along with another upper division elective. Or, get started on the minor with two lower elective courses.
See how Summer can play an important role in your academic journey with the Global Health minor roadmap.
View details on how you can use this summer to start, complete, or make any progress in between on your Global Health minor below:
Lower Division Electives: WL ARTS 33 (Colonialisms and Resistance) + MCD BIO 60 (Biomedical Ethics)
Upper Division Requirement and Elective: GLB HLT 100 (Global Health and Development) + ENVIRON M167 (Environmental Justice through Multiple Lenses)
Upper Division Electives: HIST 179B (History of Medicine: Foundations of Modern Medicine) + HLT POL 100 (Health Care Systems and Health Policy)
Work on completing your History minor from anywhere! Many Online courses that count towards a History minor are being offered during Session A and Session C this summer. In-person courses are also available for those who will be local to UCLA. With planning, you can complete your entire History minor in only two summers.
See how Summer can play an important role in your academic journey with the History minor roadmap.
View options for maximizing this summer for your History minor below:
Lower Division Electives Online: HIST 1C (Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present) + HIST 5 (Holocaust: History and Memory)
Upper Division Electives Online: HIST 111C (Topics in Middle Eastern History: Modern) + HIST 115 (Topics in Ancient History)
Upper Division Electives In-Person: HIST M103A (History of Ancient Egypt) + HIST 154 (History of California)
Lower Division Electives Online: HIST 1B (Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 843 to circa 1715) + HIST 13C (History of the U.S. and Its Colonial Origins: 20th Century)
Upper Division Electives Online: HIST 132 (Topics in European History) + HIST M133C (History of Prostitution)
Upper Division Electives In-Person: HIST M103B (History of Ancient Egypt) + HIST M155 (History of Los Angeles)
Music Industry offers a unique opportunity this summer for students to complete both the required seminar and internship courses and be offered entry into the Music Industry minor! Complete these two core requirement courses in just one summer and start your path to degree completion by the following summer.
If you are just starting your Music Industry minor journey, we recommend enrolling in Session A’s MSC IND 101 (Seminar in Music Industry) and MSC IND 195 (Internship), for a smooth entry into the minor. If you have already completed these courses, there are still plenty of opportunities to make progress this summer:
Electives: MSC IND 107A (Audio Technology for Musicians I) + MSC IND 112A (Introduction to Songwriting)
Electives: MSC IND 115 (The Art of Music Production) + ETHNMUS M25 (Global Pop)
Electives: MSC IND 55 (Songwriters on Songwriting) + MSC IND 111 (Rock/Pop Studio Ensemble)
Electives: MSC IND 112B (Songwriter’s Workshop)
See how Summer can play an important role in your year-round academic journey with the Music Industry minor roadmap.
This summer, three required courses for the Spanish minor are being offered (SPAN 25, 42, and 119). Take these mandatory courses off your busy academic year schedule and free your pathway to many upper division courses which require SPAN 25 and 119 as pre-requisites.
See how Summer can play a key role in your academic journey with the Spanish minor roadmap.
Make significant Spanish minor progress this summer with the options below:
Lower Division Required Courses: SPAN 25 (Advanced Spanish Composition) + SPAN 42 (Iberian Cultures)
Upper Division Elective: SPAN 170 (Topics in Interdisciplinary and Transhistorical Studies)
Upper Division Requirement and Elective: SPAN 119 (Introduction to Literary Analysis) + SPAN 150 (Topics in Contemporary Studies)
All courses required for the Statistics minor are being offered in Summer! Complete your minor prep or take a chunk out of the upper division requirements. Wherever you are in your journey towards a minor in Statistics, Summer courses can help you make significant progress. With planning, you could complete your entire Statistics minor using only Summer.
See how Summer can play an important role in your academic journey with the Statistics minor roadmap.
Plan your summer in Statistics with the course options below:
Lower Division Prep Course: MATH 33A (Linear Algebra and Applications)
Upper Division Courses: STATS 100A (Introduction to Probability) + STATS 101A (Introduction to Data Analysis and Regression)
Lower Division Prep Courses: STATS 10 (Introduction to Statistical Reasoning) OR STATS 20 (Introduction to Statistical Programming with R)
Upper Division Courses: STATS 100B ( Introduction to Mathematical Statistics) + STATS 101B (Introduction to Design and Analysis of Experiment)
Courses and roadmaps provided are accurate as of March 2023. Departments may change or cancel courses at their discretion. For specific questions about minors please contact the corresponding department.