The Statistics 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?
Although there are no hard deadlines, students should turn in paperwork to declare during the semester in which they are finishing their last prerequisite(s).
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
Faculty adviser approval is needed if the student wishes to use a UCEAP course for a statistics major requirement. The undergraduate student services adviser may sign if the student is not using UCEAP courses to fulfill major requirements or has documentation (such as an email) from the faculty adviser giving approval for the student to use a UCEAP course to fulfill a statistics major requirement.
- 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?
No appointment is necessary. Students seeking approval to use a UCEAP course to fulfill a statistics major requirement should see the faculty adviser during drop-in advising. They should bring with them the course descriptions and, if possible, course syllabi for any courses they wish to apply to the major. Students who do not plan to use any UCEAP courses for the major may see the undergraduate student services adviser during drop-in hours.
- 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?
We allow up to three upper division courses from another university to count towards the statistics degree. At most two of those may be upper division statistics courses (stat 133, 134, 135, and the 15x-level electives). At most three may be applied cluster classes in other departments. Prior approval from the faculty adviser is required to get credit for any classes from another institution.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
Yes, students can undertake a thesis the semester following EAP.
- Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?
If a student received prior approval to use UCEAP courses to fulfill statistics major requirements, then, yes, the grades for those specific courses will be calculated into the student's major GPA.
- Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?
If a student received prior approval to use UCEAP courses to fulfill statistics major requirements, then, yes, the grades for those specific courses will be calculated into the student's major GPA. The major GPA helps determine eligibility for departmental honors but is not the sole basis for earning departmental honors. Statistics majors with at least a 3.3 major GPA must also complete an honors thesis in order to be eligible to graduate with 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?
- Returning UCEAP students who attempt to register through Tele-BEARS from abroad need adviser codes to pre-enroll for courses. What is your departmental policy on releasing adviser codes to UCEAP students?
We will work with them over email or Skype to ensure they are able to register.