Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Education Abroad Guide

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Education Abroad Guide

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CU Boulder Education Abroad offers over 400 programs in over 70 countries! You can go abroad for a semester, year, 2-12 weeks in the summer, or even winter break. Going abroad is strongly encouraged by the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department. Use the following information as a general guideline to plan your time abroad, and connect with your academic advisor as well. Work with Education Abroad advisors to get more details on how to get started, discuss your program options, and next steps. 

Quick Facts

  • The most common year to study abroad is junior year, however sophomore year is also possible
  • Of all the science majors, EBIO is one of the easiest to fulfill abroad and stay on track for graduation.
  • The most common requirements to fulfill abroad are a 4000 level EBIO Course and/or the EBIO Laboratory requirement. .
  • Use the Course Approvals List to find programs that offer courses approved for the credit you need

Planning and When to Go

  • First-year: Start planning for education abroad! Plan ahead and save your EBIO 4000-level electives if possible. Finish your required lower-division EBIO classes so that you will have the pre-reqs needed for the upper-division classes you need upon return to CU Boulder.
  • Sophomore: Complete lower-level EBIO courses. Consider whether you would prefer one of the field-based education abroad programs, or a classroom-based program. Education abroad during sophomore year is less common but is absolutely possible.
  • Junior: Go abroad! Going abroad during your junior year allows you plenty of variety in your choices of classes.
  • Senior: Work closely with your advisor to ensure that you can get all of your requirements completed.
    Be sure that you know when the credits may be transcripted, as this can delay your official graduation date.

What Kind of Credit Can You Earn Abroad?

Usually Doable Tricky Probably Not
General Electives  A&S Gen Ed EBIO A&S Gen Ed EBIO A&S Gen Ed EBIO
Overall credit hours  Arts and Humanities, Natural Science (Non-Lab), Social Sciences Upper-level EBIO courses,  EBIO laboratory requirement, EBIO electives Global Diversity N/A Natural Science (Lab), Written Communication Ancillary Coursework

Suggested Programs

Use these links to find programs that may be a good match for you and your course needs.

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