Study Abroad

STUDY ABROAD AS A NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR OR MINOR!

If you have any questions that relate to COVID-19 and your program, please reach out to the Education Abroad Program directly. Their website can be found below.

UCLA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION OFFICE: Education Abroad Programs (EAP)

EAP Website – Check out the Major Academic Plan (MAP) for Neuroscience students!

Summer Travel Study Education Office

WHEN SHOULD I STUDY ABROAD?

​For Neuroscience Majors and Minors, we recommend studying abroad in the Summer or Fall Quarter of senior year are recommended.

WHEN SHOULD I STUDY ABROAD?

For Neuroscience Majors and Minors, we recommend studying abroad in the Summer or Fall Quarter of senior year are recommended.

WHAT REQUIREMENTS SHOULD I COMPLETE ABROAD?

1. Save some College requirements like GEs or foreign language.

2. Many Neuroscience students complete the Physics series abroad. Please see the link here for more information: ieo.ucla.edu/uceap/summerphysics/

3. If you find a course that you think might be a good fit to fulfill a Neuroscience major or minor requirement, please obtain the course syllabus and course outline. Please send both items to a Neuroscience Academic Advisor. The course will be reviewed by the uNSIDP Chair. It is not likely that you will complete Neuroscience major/minor requirements unless the university provides quality Neuroscience courses. IMPORTANT: Even if the course is approved based on content, the course MUST articulate back to UCLA as an upper-division course to count for a Neuroscience major or minor requirement.

NOTE: If you have a minor or double major, you should see the department counselor for more information. It’s also possible to schedule your classes so that you can just go abroad without worrying about completing anything but the units! Be sure to start planning early with a counselor.

UC SUMMER PROGRAMS

UC EAP

Why go through a UC program? In general classes are easier to transfer, receive course credit, and often scheduled according to the quarter system. Many semester summer programs do not work well because UCLA’s spring quarter finals are during the 2nd week of June.  

    UC Berkeley

    UC Davis

    UC Merced

    UC Riverside

    UC Santa Barbara

Approved Neuroscience Major Upper Division Credit

The document below is a working document that will be updated showing courses that Neuroscience majors have taken abroad and have been able to apply to a Neuroscience Upper Division Major Requirement.

​Please note: If a course has only been approved by the NSIDP based on content, but is TBD on articulated as upper division credit to UCLA, this means the course was approved based on content only, but we are still waiting until the student finishes taking the course to see if it will articulate back to UCLA as upper division credit. Only upper division courses that have been approved by content by the NSIDP AND articulate back to UCLA as upper division credit may be applied to the Neuroscience upper division major requirements.

If a course is not listed in the file below and you think it would be a good option to replace an elective or core course in the Neuroscience upper division major requirements, please email a detailed syllabus and course outline to neurosci@ucla.edu for NSIDP Chair approval. ​