As a cornerstone of our innovative undergraduate curriculum, UCLA offers up to 200 seminars annually through the Fiat Lux Seminar Program. These seminars provide students and Senate faculty with small group settings to engage in meaningful discussions on a range of topics. Students receive one-unit of academic credit (Pass/No Pass) and Senate faculty members from across campus have the opportunity to share with undergraduates their areas of intellectual passion and expertise. True to the University of California’s motto, “Fiat Lux – Let There Be Light,” these seminars illuminate the many pathways of discovery!


From pipettes to policy, science educators advocate for change via communication
Fiat Lux classes developed by undergraduate students are featured in a Daily Bruin article

100 Reasons Why – UCLA College magazine
Fiat Lux is featured in the UCLA College Magazine’s #42 reason why the UCLA College is the beating heart of the nation’s No. 1 public university

Faculty get creative to teach perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic
UCLA offered 25 Fiat Lux seminars spanning history to health to art

Made Under Constraint
UCLA professors to create and teach coronavirus-specific Fiat Lux seminars.