EAP Pre-Approved Courses for IB Major

IB Majors who study abroad at the following locations may use up to TWO upper division courses from Education Abroad Programs toward the IB major. The courses listed below have been pre-approved by the IB faculty and do not require further approval.

For consideration of other EAP courses, bring a course syllabus to the IB Undergraduate Student Services Office AFTER returning from the program, and then seek approval from a faculty advisor. Please keep in mind that academic advisors are happy to look over potential courses and evaluate whether they would be potentially appropriate for the IB major. We try our best to work with students who want to study abroad in a country outside of our pre-approved list, so come in and chat! 

Students are responsible for determining that the have the adequate prerequisites and background when enrolling in a course abroad. These courses must be LETTER Graded if used for the IB major.

Contact Berkeley Study Abroad http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/contact-us


Australian National University (Australia)

  • Biol 130, Animal Physiology, 4 units (Group C)
  • Biol 134, Ecology, 4 units (Group B)
  • Env Sci 117, Revegetation & Land Restoration, 4 units (Group B)

Marine Biology and Terrestrial Ecology Program, University of Queensland (Australia)

  • Biol 106, Human and Terrestrial Ecology, 5.3 units (Group B and Field Lab)
  • Biol 160, Marine Biology, 8.7 units (Group B and Field Lab)

University of Bordeaux (France)

  • Bio C 100, Molecular and Functional Genetics, 4.3 units (Group A)
  • Biol 106, Animal Physiology, 4 units (Group C)
  • Biol 111, Cellular Biology and Development, 5.7 units (Group C and Lab)
  • ENV S 109, Ecology and Planning, 4 units (Group B)

University of Cape Town (South Africa)

  • Biol 102, Principles of Evolution, 4 units (Group A)
  • Biol 108, Macro Evolution, 8 units (Group A)
  • Biol 111, Applied Physiology, 8 units (Group C and Lab)
  • Biol 115, Global Change Ecology, 8 units (Group B)
  • ENV S 139, Ecosystem Ecology, 8 units (Group B and Lab)

Tropical Biology and Conservation, Monteverde University (Costa Rica)

  • Biol 101, Tropical Diversity, 2.7 units (Group B)
  • Biol 102, Tropical Community Ecology, 2.7 units (Group B and Field Lab)
  • Biol 188, Tropical Research Practicum,2.7 units (Group B with Field Lab)

University Of Copenhagen (Denmark)

  • Biol 125, Microbial Biology, 4 units (Lab Requirement)
  • Biol 131, Archea Biology, 4 units (Elective)

University of Bologna (Italy)

  • Biol 177, Anthropological Genetics, 3 units (Group A)

Lund University (Sweden)

  • Biol 145,Molecular Genetics, 8 units (Group A)
  • Biol 150, Advanced Ecology, 8 units (Group B and Field Lab)

Natural Reserve System (United States)

  • Biol 188 and 189, California Ecology and Conservation, 15 units (Group B and Field Lab)


National University of Singapore

  • BioSci 180 S, Field Studies in Biodiversity, 5.3 units (Group B and Field Lab)

Cambridge University, Pembroke/King's College (United Kingdom)

  • Biol Scis 100S, Behavioural Ecology, 3 units (Group B)
  • Biol Scis 105S, Issues in Neuroscience, 3 units (Elective)
  • Biol Scis 115S, Principles of Cell Signaling, 3 units (Elective)

International Summer School, University of Sussex (United Kingdom)

  • Physics I & II, 8 units (IB Physics Requirements)

Science Summer School, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

  • Physics I & II, 8 units (IB Physics Requirements)

Science & Engineering Summer School, University College Dublin (Ireland)

  • Physics for Life Science I & II, 8 units (IB Physics Requirements)

Natural Reserve System (United States)

  • Biol 188, California Ecology and Conservation, 12.7 units (Group B and Field Lab)