Academic Majors and Minors
Here are some of the majors and minors available in this field of study:
Most Popular Majors
- Political Science
- Chicana and Chicano Studies
- Environmental Science
- Gender Studies
- Geography/Environmental Studies
- International Development Studies
- Public Affairs
- Civic Engagement
- Digital Humanities
- Global Studies
- International Migration Studies
Here are a few examples of areas where this exciting field of study is growing and developing.
Demand for consulting services is expected to grow as organizations seek ways to improve efficiency and cut costs. This field is projected to experience 14% growth by 2028.
Market Research Analysts
An increased use of data and market research across all industries is expected to drive 20% growth in this profession by 2028.
Social and Community Service Managers
Due to increases in the elderly population and a greater demand for substance abuse and mental health services, these career options are projected to grow 13% by 2028.
Below, find examples of additional careers related to this field of study:
- Brand Strategist
- Campaign Manager
- Compliance Specialist
- Community Development
- Environmental Policy Analyst
- Foreign Service Officer
- Government Affairs Director
- Human Rights and Social Justice Advocacy
- Intelligence Officer
- Media Consultant
- Public Relations Manager
- Social Worker, Counselor
- Sports Information Director
- Urban or Regional Planner
UCLA offers many resources for deepening your knowledge in your chosen field, including hundreds of research centers, institutes and labs that encourage collaboration across disciplines. Here are a few of the many options in this area:
UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy
CAPPP is committed to promoting significant research on American politics and public policy. The center develops programs that educate students about our nation’s governmental processes and provide ideas, scholarship and knowledge to policymakers.
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
IoES generates knowledge and provides solutions for regional and global environmental problems. Its research programs focus on critical environmental challenges including climate change, air and water quality and urban sustainability.
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
The CSRC plays a pivotal role in the development of scholarly research on the Chicanx-Latinx population, now the largest minority group in the United States. The center’s many offerings include a library with a special collections archive, public programs and collaborative research projects.
UCLA International Institute
The Institute is the central hub for global and area studies on campus. It supports innovative research on specific regions and pressing global issues. A cluster of more than 25 multidisciplinary centers and programs are at its core.