Example Plan – Joint Chemistry and Biology Majors

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

Freshman Year
Fall Semester Units Spring Semester Units
Chem 23E, 23E, & 24 4 Chem 23D 1.5
Phys 23 1.5 Phys 22 and 24 4
Math 30 and 35 3 Math 40 and 45 3
CS 5 3 Bio 52 3
Writing 1 1.5 HSA 10 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total Units: 16 Total Units: 17.5
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Units Spring Semester Units
Chem 51 3 Bio 54 1
Chem 53 2 Bio 101 3
Math 60 and 65 3 Chem 56 and 58 4
Phys 51 4 3
HSA course 3 HSA course 3
Choice lab 1 E59 3
Total Units: 16 Total Units: 17
Junior Year
Fall Semester Units Spring Semester Units
Bio 111 and 113 5 Bio Elective + lab** 4
Chem 105 and 111 4 Hum/Soc #5*** 4
Hum/Soc #3 or E59 3 Hum/Soc #6 4
Hum/Soc #4 3 Hum/Soc #7 4
Colloquium 0
Total Units: 15 Total Units: 16
Senior Year
Fall Semester Units Spring Semester Units
Sr. Research 3 Sr. Research 3
Bio/Chem 189 3 Bio/Chem 182 + 184 4
Chem 103 and 109 4 Hum/Soc #9 3
Hum/Soc #8 3 Hum/Soc #10 3
IE Course 3 Elective 3
Colloquium 0 Colloquium 0
Total Units: 16 Total Units: 16

*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.