Online Course Information
UCLA is committed to providing engaging and innovative online courses that enhance learning and provide greater flexibility for students. Online courses, degrees and certificate programs are offered by a range of departments at UCLA, and this site provides a starting point for exploring the exciting programs that translate UCLA¹s world-class education into the online environment.
Hybrid courses typically combine online instruction with a reduced number of face-to-face class sessions while fully online courses provide instruction, interaction and assessment entirely in the virtual environment. Some courses draw on innovative software, gaming simulations and other digital tools to present material and foster discussion. While online courses provide new flexibility and opportunities for learning, they are academically-rigorous and require the same investment of time and work as a face-to-face course.
The Registrar's Office supports the teaching, research, and public service functions of the University while promoting the academic success of UCLA students. The Registrar’s Office maintains a database of online courses offered at UCLA. Online courses carry the same unit value and degree credit as on-campus courses and are taught by UCLA faculty. Some courses are fully online while others are hybrid courses with some scheduled in-person, on-campus meetings.
UCLA offers online and hybrid courses at the introductory and advanced levels in a range of departments and programs throughout the academic year.
The UC Cross-Campus Enrollment System provides UC students access to high-quality online courses developed and taught by faculty at other University of California campuses. All online courses will earn UC unit credit, with the potential for GE, pre-major or major credit based on your departmental and programmatic requirements.
UCLA Summer Sessions provides open enrollment in online courses for current and newly-admitted UCLA students as well as students from other UCs, US and international colleges, and high schools. The wide variety of online courses offered in the summer allows you flexibility with your study schedule while also the opportunity to experience the excellence and quality of UCLA education. Summer Sessions offers online courses in departments such as: Design Media Arts; Engineering; Film, Television & Digital Media; Geography; History; Linguistics; Music Industry; Philosophy; Sociology and others.
The UCLA Anderson School of Management offers an innovative hybrid scheduling option for their Fully Employed MBA Program. FEMBA Flex blends online and face-to-face learning environments, and is designed for working professionals who want an MBA but cannot come to the UCLA campus every week. If you are considering FEMBA, but need greater flexibility based on your location or schedule, there is now an option that has been designed with you in mind. With a requirement of only four weekend campus visits per quarter for core classes, the rest of the core curriculum takes place using FEMBA Flex’s online learning platform – an effective, ground-breaking solution that is tailored to the needs of students with busy jobs, personal commitments, or lengthy commutes.
The UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science offers a Master of Science Online Program (HSSEAS-MSOL). In this program, you can earn a Master of Science in Engineering degree and, by completing certain course sequences, complete certificate programs such as systems engineering. The MS Engineering degree also offers the flexibility to build your own program of study to best suit your professional needs. All of the HSSEAS-MSOL online courses are available in formats for viewing on a computer, tablet, or smart phone.
UCLA Extension is the continuing education division of UCLA. Extension online programs are flexible and convenient as they meet the needs of adult professionals and life-time learners. Online courses are instructor-led and the curriculum follows the same UCLA standards as in-person classes. With over 50 professional certificates and sequential programs, UCLA Extension courses can be completed entirely online, 24/7, anytime, anywhere.
Unique to UCLA, these graduate-level, non-degree programs are modeled after the world-renowned MFA curriculum at the prestigious School of Theater, Film and Television. Classes are offered in the evenings and are taught by industry professionals, many of whom also teach in the MFA programs.
For students who want to avail themselves of a respected UCLA film and television education but are unable to commit the time to a degree program, the Professional Programs are a terrific way to go. Graduates of the Professional Programs have sold material to Disney, Fox, Miramax, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros. and many more.
A number of UCLA centers and local units provide support and guidance on developing online courses. For more information on teaching an online course, visit the Online Instruction Resource Website. The UCLA Office of Instructional Development offers faculty guides on how to use technology to meet your learning goals in the online environment, as well as consultation appointments with technologists and pedagogical experts.