Example Plan – Biology Major

An example plan for studying abroad during the spring of junior year:

Freshman Year
Fall Semester Units Spring Semester Units
Chem 21 and 25 4 Chem 22 and 26 4
Phys 23 2 Phys 24 and 28 4
Math 11 and 12 4 Math 13 and 14 3
CS 5 3 Bio 52 3
Hum 1 4 Hum 2 3
Total Units: 17 Total Units: 17
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Units Spring Semester Units
Bio 109 3 Bio 54 1
Math 61 and 62 3 Bio 101 (or 108) 3
Phys 51 and 53 4 Chem 56 and 58 4
Hum/Soc #1 3 Math 63 and 64 3
E59 or Hum/Soc #2 3 Hum/Soc #2 or E59 3
E59 or Hum/Soc #3 3
Total Units:  16  Total Units: 17
Junior Year
Fall Semester Units Spring Semester Units
Bio 111 and 113 5 STUDY ABROAD!
Chem 105 3 Bio Elective + lab** 4
Hum/Soc #4 3 Bio Elective + lab ** 4
Hum/Soc #5 3 Hum/Soc #6*** 4
Elective or E59 3 Hum/Soc #7 4
Colloquium 0
Total Units: 17 Total Units: 16
Senior Year
Fall Semester Units Spring Semester Units
Sr. Research 3 Sr. Research 3
Bio Seminar 3 Bio 108 (or 101) 3
Hum/Soc #8 3 Hum/Soc #10 3
Hum/Soc #9 3 Elective 3
IE Course 3 Elective 1-3
Colloquium 0 Colloquium 0
Total Units: 15 Total Units: 13-15

*Some countries and/or institutions allow a maximum of four courses per semester. While fewer in number than a normal HMC load, these have transferred in as 16 units for the semester.

**At most universities lecture courses must be taken with accompanying laboratories.

***Note that it is possible to take 4 humanities courses and no biology courses while abroad.