The Physics 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?
No. Physics field majors can declare anytime.
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
Either. If they are officially declared, their faculty adviser signs, unless unavailable (if unavailable, staff adviser may sign). If they are intended, staff 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?
Yes please. Student should bring a transcript (need not be official) and a draft of their intended remaining academic program plan.
- 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 set amount. In the past, students have completed up to four courses abroad (in one year). Course credit is given based on subject content. If a student completed most of the equivalent to one of our courses, we will ask the student to complete the remaining via independent supervised study (faculty must sponsor). If the student is missing half of the course or more, we will recommend that (s)he complete our course. Advice and credit is given on a case-by-case basis.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
Yes, as long as they have either completed one semester of H190 prior to departure or as long as they are returning to complete their senior thesis here during a spring semester (H190 is not offered in the fall and is required for the honors).
- 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?
EAP study option is mentioned in our undergraduate program literature.
- 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.)?
We will work with them over email/fax to ensure they are able to register and enroll in appropriate courses.