The Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Department 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.
Berkeley Programs Questionnaire
No, but students may petition for curriculum exceptions.
UCEAP Programs Questionnaire
A maximum of 2 courses (4 semester units per course) could be counted towards MEB upper division requirements. Each course must be worth at least 3 semester units and must be taken for a letter grade.
Yes. Please contact the major adviser.
No. Please see adviser for information on how to fit study abroad into your academic plan.
All courses are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. It is the student's responsibility to have the course evaluated prior to leaving for a study abroad program so they know whether the course will count towards completing a major requirement. Students should first meet with the MEB major advisor to discuss the course they would like to have reviewed and to receive instructions on how to proceed with course evaluation by the faculty advisor. Evaluation may take a couple of weeks once it is submitted. At minimum, student will need to provide a course syllabus.
If students plan their schedules, they can undertake the CNR senior honors thesis in their senior year if studying abroad junior year or vice versa. The CNR Honors Program is a commitment for an entire year, so they will have to be back on campus for a consecutive Fall and Spring to participate. Students might need to apply for the Honors Program while they are abroad, so they will need to plan ahead to get all of the planning finalized.
Yes, as long as the courses are accepted via petition to count as their upper division coursework.
UCEAP grades are counted toward college honors.
The undergraduate adviser
Yes. All CNR students, including those studying abroad, will receive an Academic hold which prevents them from registering for the following term. Registration advising will be done via email. Once the student and adviser come to an agreement about the proposed schedule, the hold will be lifted.
Speak to the undergraduate adviser in advance to make sure you are on track to fulfill all major requirements and to ensure you meet senior residency. Since grades from abroad programs do take time to post to your Berkeley transcript, your graduation date may be delayed if you study abroad the same semester you plan to graduate.
Independent Programs Questionnaire
Students must first consult with the major adviser and then submit a course syllabus to petition the faculty adviser for course evaluation for the major. Courses must transfer as at least 3 semester units and must be taken for a letter grade. Evaluation may take a couple of weeks once it is submitted. Consult with your major adviser for more information.