The College of Chemistry 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.
"Through this experience, I've learned to celebrate cultural difference and diversity as one of our most precious resources." -Andrew Mazzone, Chemical Biology Major
The College of Chemistry encourages our Chemical Engineering, Chemical Biology, and Chemistry undergraduate students to add an international dimension to their education by participating in Berkeley Study Abroad (BSA). Study at top universities throughout the world including Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Queensland, Australia, Lund University, Sweden, University of Sussex, England, University of Waikato, New Zealand, and Osaka University, Japan. College of Chemistry majors will find study abroad to be an enriching educational and life experience!
Studying abroad allows our majors to broaden their horizons and gain an international perspective. Students can take advantage of these opportunities to learn about and participate in the developing research in other countries. Study abroad will help students:
- Develop skills that are critical to a science education
- Take advantage of unique academic and experiential opportunities in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Biology and Chemistry
- Participate in a different educational system and get a comparative perspective on the study of Chemistry
- Increase language proficiency
- Improve critical thinking skills
- Experience another culture firsthand
- Develop self-confidence and independence
- Enhance resumes and/or applications for graduate school
- Prepare for a career in an internationally competitive world
While it is possible for College of Chemistry students to go abroad at almost any point in their academic careers, the particular semester, summer, or year that you study abroad depends on what courses you plan to take and where you are in your major.
Visit your College of Chemistry advisor in Room 121 Gilman Hall. Your advisor can help you determine when would be the best time to fit an education abroad experience into your academic schedule.
College of Chemistry students planning to complete a portion of their major abroad have a wide variety of options. Many of BSA’s partner universities have specific Chemistry departments/programs or offer relevant courses through other science departments.
You can meet with your College Advisor to determine if your Berkeley Study Abroad courses will satisfy major or college requirements. Keep in mind that this experience may well be worth your time, even if your BSA courses do not fulfill major or college requirements.
Our students have taken a wide variety of courses all around the world. Some examples are: Marine Biology in Australia, Physical Chemistry in Hong Kong, Kinetics and Catalysis in Scotland, Analytical Chemistry in New Zealand, Chemical Research in Sweden, Nanotechnology in Japan, and numerous language immersion courses in all parts of the globe.
Berkeley Programs Questionnaire
UCEAP Programs Questionnaire
There is no maximum.
Not currently, but coming soon. In the meantime, please contact the undergraduate adviser for more information.
Students must submit a syllabus to the undergraduate adviser. The course will be evaluated by the Undergraduate Dean or the Professor that teaches the course. The timeframe for response can be 1-2 weeks.
If students are graduating and have 8 units of Honors Research they may submit an Honors Thesis.
The undergraduate adviser.
Yes. We can release holds by advising via email, skype, etc.
Students should meet with the undergraduate adviser for a degree check to ensure they are on track for graduation.
Independent Programs Questionnaire
Students must submit a syllabus to the undergraduate adviser. The course will be evaluated by the Undergraduate Dean or the Professor that teaches the course.