Note: Extended deadlines for select UCEAP programs is June 4.

Computer Science

The Computer Science Division has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions

 

Advising Resources

Study Abroad for Computer Science Majors (PDF) N/A

Study Abroad Information on the Computer Science Website

Computer Science Advising Contact Information

 

Berkeley Programs Questionnaire

 

Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?

No.

Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?

The Berkeley Summer Abroad “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe” program usually counts towards the 7 units of tech electives required. Students should discuss with a CS advisor first if they want to receive credit.

Many of the Berkeley Study Abroad partner universities have specific Electrical Engineering and Computer Science departments/programs or offer relevant courses through other departments (see UCEAP Programs and Independent Programs Questionnaires below). Please meet with your major advisor to determine if your Berkeley Study Abroad courses will satisfy major requirements. View a list of our pre-approved courses.

 

UCEAP Programs Questionnaire

 

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?

Students can apply up to three approved upper division study abroad courses (no more than 12 units) towards the major requirements, and one course approved upper division study abroad course (no more than 4 units) towards the minor requirements.

Does your department maintain a list of courses previously awarded credit on UCEAP and/or a list of pre-approved courses for UCEAP programs? How do students access this information?
Does your department have a 4-year or 2-year plan available to students that incorporates semester or year-length study abroad? How do students access this information?

Students should schedule an appointment with a major advisor before traveling abroad to create a program plan. An advisor can help determine how to best fit a study abroad experience into a student’s academic schedule. A sample program can be found:

Example program plans for EECS and CS majors

What is the process in your department to have courses evaluated? What materials must be submitted? What is the timeframe for response?

Study abroad courses that are not yet listed must be evaluated and approved before your study abroad experience commences. Students who wish to fulfill major requirements with study abroad courses must submit the course syllabus and any other course details through:

 

This should be done no later than the semester before studying abroad.

Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?

Yes. However, the thesis is only available to students previously admitted to the honors program.

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

No.

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

No.

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?

N/A

Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?

The undergraduate advisor.

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.)?

Not at this time.

Do you have any department specific advice for students participating on a UCEAP program in their last term at Berkeley?

Please discuss with a CS advisor before going abroad to discuss graduation requirements and complete a degree audit with an advisor before planning to go abroad and to discuss course articulation. Please note that many programs end after our departmental commencement date, so if students want to participate in commencement, they are welcome to attend the one in the previous Spring or the following Spring.

 

Independent Programs Questionnaire

 

Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?

No.

Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?

No.

What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?

Study abroad courses that are not yet listed must be evaluated and approved before your study abroad experience commences. Students who wish to fulfill major requirements with study abroad courses must submit the course syllabus and any other course details through:

 

This should be done no later than the semester before studying abroad.