B.A. in Iranian Studies


Iranian Studies B.A.


Students majoring in Iranian Studies may combine the major with specialization in other fields to enhance their career opportunities. Due to the number of additional courses required, they are advised to consider this option early in their academic career.


Preparation for the Major
Required: Iranian 1A, 1B, 1C, or departmental Language Placement Exam.

Transfer Students
Transfer applicants to the Iranian Studies major with 90 or more units must complete the following introductory courses prior to admission to UCLA: one year of Persian.

Refer to the UCLA Transfer Admission Guide at http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/prospect/adm_tr.htm for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

The Major (11 Courses)
Required Core (7 courses)
(At least three of the seven must be selected from Iranian102A, 102B, 102C, 103A, 103B, 103C, 120, 140, 141, 142)

Ancient Near East C163; Iranian 102A, 102B, 102C, 103A, 103B, 103C, M110A, M110B, M110C, 120, 140, 141, 142, 161A, 161B, 161C, 170

*** A maximum of two Iranian 197 or 199 courses (8 units total) may be applied toward the major


To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better, have completed the required lower division courses.

Preparation for the Minor 
Iranian 1A, 1B, 1C, or 20A, 20B, 20C or equivalent and one course from Middle Eastern Studies M50A/B/C


The Minor (5 courses)

Required Language and Civilization Core (3 courses)
Iranian 102A/B/C, 103A/B/C, M110A/B/C, 120, 140, 141, 142, 161A/B/C, 170

Elective Courses (2 courses)
Iranian M105A/B/C, M115A/B/C, 131, 132, 187

***A maximum of 4 units of special studies courses (197, 198, 199) approved by the adviser may be applied toward the minor.

***No course for the minor may be taken on a P/NP grading basis

***A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor

***Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.