Integrative Biology

The Department of Integrative Biology 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 Integrative Biology Majors (PDF)

Study Abroad Information on the Integrative Biology Website

Integrative Biology 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?

No.

 

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?

There is no maximum credit; it is based on courses. Students can use up to two (2) courses from UCEAP or outside of the major to count towards upper division units, no matter how many units those courses are. However, you are strongly advised to speak to a staff adviser for advanced academic planning.

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?

Yes, the IB department has a list of pre-approved courses that can be accessed here: http://ib.berkeley.edu/undergrad/course/EAP

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?

We recommend that all students thinking of studying abroad meet with an academic advisor to create a potential academic plan.

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

For consideration of other UCEAP courses, bring a course syllabus to the IB Undergraduate Student Services Office AFTER returning from the program, and then seek approval from a faculty advisor. Please keep in mind that academic advisors are happy to look over potential courses and evaluate whether they would be potentially appropriate for the IB major. We try our best to work with students who want to study abroad in a country outside of our pre-approved list, so come in and chat!

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

Sure! If a student will be at Cal for at least two (2) semesters after they return from UCEAP and meet the GPA requirement, there is no reason why they could not pursue an honors thesis.

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

Yes, but only for courses that are approved to fulfill part of the major curriculum.

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

Yes, but only for courses that are approved to fulfill part of the major curriculum.

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 adviser.

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.)?

Declared IB students can email the advisers at ibusso@berkeley.edu prior to each registration period with their proposed academic plan to get their advising hold lifted.

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

Come to the IB Undergraduate Student Services Office early so we can get your schedule and UCEAP academic planning form approved.

 

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?
For consideration of other Independent study abroad courses, bring a course syllabus to the IB Undergraduate Student Services Office AFTER returning from the program, and then seek approval from a faculty advisor. Please keep in mind that academic advisors are happy to look over potential courses and evaluate whether they would be potentially appropriate for the IB major. We try our best to work with students who want to study abroad in a country outside of our pre-approved list, so come in and chat!