The Social Welfare 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?
Yes! SW is an impacted major accepting a limited amount of students each year. Students are accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis until the available slots are filled. Students must complete all prerequisites in order to be declared. Current trends would indicate a student should be done with all pre-requisites by the end of the fall sophomore semester in order to declare the major and graduate on time.
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
The undergraduate adviser handles the paperwork and approval.
- 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?
Walk-in advising hours are 9 to noon and 1 to 4 Monday through Thursday. No appointments are necessary.
- 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 maximum amount.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
The only restriction is that a student must take an honors seminar in the fall and then write the thesis after that.
- Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?
If the courses are approved to be used to fulfill major requirements, then the EAP grade would be calculated.
- 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?
- 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.)?
If you go abroad, make sure you don't spend all your time in the classroom or libraries of your host country.