Berkeley Study Abroad Fair - September 27 in the Pauley Ballroom

Molecular Environmental Biology

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.


Advising Resources

Study Abroad for CNR Majors (PDF) 

Study Abroad Information on the CNR Website

Molecular Environmental Biology Advising Contact Information


Berkeley Programs Questionnaire


Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?


Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?



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?

Maximum: 2 courses. The courses must be at least 3 semester units, and must be taken for a letter grade.

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?


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?

No. Please see adviser for information on how to fit study abroad into your academic plan.

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

Please consult with the advisor for more information. Students need to have course syllabus.

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

If students plan their schedules, they can undertake the CNR senior honors thesis. The CNR Honors Program is a commitment for an entire year, so they will have to be back on campus 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.

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?


Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

UCEAP grades are counted toward college 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 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.)?

Yes. Registration advising will be done via email. Once the student’s proposed schedule has been reviewed, the hold will be lifted.

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

Speak to the undergraduate adviser in advance to make sure you are on track to fulfill all major requirements.


Independent Programs Questionnaire


Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?


Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?


What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?

Bring the syllabi to the major advisor and faculty advisor to get the courses evaluated for the major.