Description: The College of Chemistry has provided information for students participating in the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP). Students participating on other study abroad programs should contact the department directly for more information.
Department Handouts: Study Abroad for Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Chemical Biology Majors (PDF)
Study Abroad Questionnaire:
- Is there a specific time frame in which students are required to declare a major in your department? If yes, when?
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
Undergraduate adviser signs.
- Should students make an appointment to have their academic planning form signed in your department? If so, do they need to bring a transcript or any other supplemental materials with them to their appointment?
Students may come in during drop-in hours and do not need to bring supplemental materials.
- What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
Yes, provided they satisfy the criteria.
- Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?
- Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?
- If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?
- Does your department distribute a special information sheet for your majors which includes advice on how to articulate participation with UCEAP with the major?
- Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?
Holds are placed on certain categories of students only (e.g. new freshmen and transfer students). Advisers are available by email and will release holds after course plans for the following semester are agreed upon.
Other Comments: We highly recommend Education Abroad to our students as an important part of a well-rounded education.