Public Health

The School of Public Health 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 in Public Health PDF

Public Health 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?

Courses from these programs may satisfy our Public Health elective requirements, providing that the abroad courses in question closely match the pre-approved elective courses. Please email us at sphug@berkeley.edu to learn more about the process of evaluating a course for Public Health elective credit.

 

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?

Students in the Public Health major must take the five core courses here at Berkeley, but they are able to take elective courses through UCEAP, providing that the abroad courses in question closely match the pre-approved elective courses.

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?

We have a list of courses that students have previously taken through UCEAP. Please email us at sphug@berkeley.edu with the program you are interested in to learn if our students have participated in the past and received credit. We encourage you to make an appointment with an adviser to plan your semester(s) abroad.

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 do not have program plans available. However, we welcome you to make an appointment with an adviser to plan your semester(s) abroad.

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

Please submit a syllabus of the course to sphug@berkeley.edu. Make sure each syllabus provides answers to the following questions:

1. What is the course? (title and department)
2. Who is the professor?
3. What are the learning objectives?
4. What are the required readings for this course?
5. What is the final exam or project?

If the course syllabus is incomplete, please provide the appropriate supplemental materials needed for us to make a decision.

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

Our honors research thesis is a two semester process, PB HLTH H195A in Fall and PB HLTH H195B in Spring. Students are eligible to participate in our honors research thesis after UCEAP if they are able to commit to two semesters (Fall and Spring) during their last year at Berkeley. Enrollment in both the Fall and Spring course are required. Please note there are additional GPA requirements and prerequisites for the honors research thesis.

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

Only if they have taken a course that meets an elective requirement.

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

No; departmental honors are attained by completing the two semester honors research thesis.

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 academic adviser signs the UCEAP planning form.

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.)?

Students will receive an email from the department if they are receiving an advising hold prior to the registration period. If students are abroad on UCEAP, advising will be done via email.

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

Due to the timing of our core courses, it may be difficult for students to study abroad their final year. If possible, we suggest that students participate in programs during the summer. Please schedule an appointment with an adviser to create a program plan.

 

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.)?

Please email us at sphug@berkeley.edu with the program you are interested in to learn if our students have participated in the past and received credit. We encourage you to make an appointment with an adviser to plan your summer abroad.

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

Please contact the department directly for this information.