Research Outside of the College of Chemistry

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If you intend to do research in any laboratory outside of the College of Chemistry (e.g. other departments and units on Berkeley campus, UCSF, LBNL, etc.), please complete the following steps in order to receive academic credit:

Signing up for Units

  1. Fill out the College of Chemistry Undergraduate Research Form
  2. Chemistry vs. Chemical Engineering units: If you are a Chemical Engineering major and your research is in the area of engineering, you may select Chem Eng 196 or H194*. Otherwise, you should select Chemistry 196 or H194.
  3. Have your faculty (or equivalent) research adviser sign the research form. Your form cannot be signed by a graduate student or a post-doc. Please let your faculty/supervisor know that you are doing research for academic credit, and enrolling in a course that will require her/him to report a letter grade at the end of the semester.
  4. Turn in completed form to Catherine Bouvier Dang in 121 Gilman Hall. Allow 3-5 days for processing and your enrollment information will be emailed to you.
  5. Enroll in the course through Cal Central by the fifth week of classes. You will be enrolling in a research section under Undergraduate Dean John Arnold, your instructor of record.

Receiving a Grade

  1. At the end of the semester, you must submit a short report summarizing your work and results. Have your report signed by your research faculty/supervisor and turn it in by email to cocugdean@berkeley.edu or to Catherine Bouvier Dang in 121 Gilman Hall.
  2. At the same time, ask your research faculty/supervisor to send a short email to Undergraduate Dean John Arnold (cocugdean@berkeley.edu) with her/his suggestion of your final letter grade reflecting your performance in research over the semester. The email must include your name and course number.

Any questions regarding procedures: contact Catherine Bouvier Dang at catherinedang@berkeley.edu or 510-642-3451.

*This restriction is because you may use Chem Eng 196 and H194 to substitute up to 6 units of engineering elective.