The Legal Studies 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.
Study Abroad Questionnaire
- Is there a specific time frame in which students are required to declare a major in your department? If yes, when?
Students should declare the semester before they graduate. This is a College of L&S deadline. Students can declare anytime during the year except for the first and last two weeks of the semester.
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
The 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?
No appointment necessary, no extra forms needed. Drop-in hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- 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?
Maximum of 2 courses, no more than 12 upper-division units total.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
There are no restrictions, but the Honors Program is two semesters (Fall and Spring), so plan accordingly.
- 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?
No, courses are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the undergraduate adviser, so students are responsible for submitting course descriptions as early as possible.
- Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period?
Students should e-mail Lauri@berkeley.edu. Students will receive an update of their major progress, and after confirming that the information is correct, the hold is released.