The Economics Department 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 Economics 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?
Yes. Transfer students must declare during their first semester. All other students must declare before they reach 80 units (including coursework in progress), or by their fifth semester -- whichever comes second. Students must apply to the major during the first four weeks of the semester when they are completing the prerequisite courses. Applications are taken during Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
Yes, the Undergraduate Advisor signs the EAP forms. Please schedule an advising appointment to meet with an advisor on the economics website.
- 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?
Yes, a student must make an appointment with an economics advisor to have their paperwork signed. Appointments can be made online via the economics undergraduate webpage. Supplementary information such as course descriptions is not required, but can be helpful.
- 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?
A maximum of two upper-division courses from outside the Economics Department at Berkeley will count towards the upper division requirements. "Outside Courses" include any approved upper-division courses from another university, and also approved upper-division courses taken at UC Berkeley in departments other than economics. Each course must be taken for letter grade and transfer with a minimum of 2.7 upper-division semester units.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
- 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?
Information about study abroad and how that might apply towards the economics major can be found on our Study Abroad website. Course Equivalency Petitions are submitted online and reviewed by Economics Faculty.
- 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.)?
No, we do not place academic holds prior to registration.