The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the College of Letters and Science have provided information for Environmental Economics & Policy students participating in the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP). Students participating on other study abroad programs should contact the department directly for more information.
Study Abroad Questionnaire
- Is there a specific time frame in which students are required to declare a major in your department? If yes, when?
Must meet minimum eligibility to declare the major prior to 90 units.
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
Undergraduate (Staff) Adviser
- 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, an appointment is required for EAP signatures. If the student would like to know if a course from their program can be used towards the major then a course syllabus or description will need to be provided for review.
- 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?
One course from EAP can be used towards the area of concentration for the EEP major requirements. Only one EAP course can be used towards the major regardless of the amount of units that the course transfers.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
Yes, students are allowed to do a senior thesis after returning from abroad.
- 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.)?
Yes. Students will receive an email from the major advisor informing them when the semester scheduling advising period has begun. At that time students abroad their proposed semester schedule to the major advisor to get the advisor hold removed before their Phase 1 begins.