Archaelogy, Classics, Economics, Geography, Religious Studies, Sociology
Dependents not permitted
CSU IP United Kingdom: Bristol
Program At A Glance
When: Mid-September to early June
Units: Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester
Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP UK as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than spring term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by fall term of the program start date.
Areas of Study and Course Prerequisites:
Archaeology: Introduction to Anthropology or Archaeology; one year Chemistry with laboratory or Physics with laboratory; Quantitative Methods or Introduction to Statistics; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Introduction to Computing; History of Ancient and Medieval Europe.
Classics: One year of Latin or Greek; Western Civilization; World or European Literature; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Latin and Ancient History and Literature.
Economics: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Financial Accounting; Calculus; Statistics; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Quantitative Methods, a course on current issues in Economics.
Geography: Physical Geography; Human Geography; World/Global Geography; Geographic Investigation Techniques; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Statistics
Religious Studies: Introduction to Religion; World Religions; World Civilizations; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Jewish Studies, Biblical Studies and Indian Religions.
Sociology: Introduction to Sociology; Social Theory; Statistics; English composition. Additional recommended coursework: Research Methods
The University of Bristol is a prominent English research university which was established in the early twentieth century. Each year, the University welcomes students from over 150 different countries, who make up roughly 15% of the overall student population.
English universities offer three or four year undergraduate degree programs. The three year program (“course” in British terms) is usually referred to simply as a bachelor’s degree course. Four year degree courses, “honors” degrees, are designed to prepare the student for graduate study.
During the three or four years of study for the undergraduate degree, a British student takes courses (“modules” or “units”) in his or her field of study. “General education,” as it is understood in the United States is not known in the British degree structure. Students are only permitted to enroll in courses/modules in the area of study that the student is selected for, with one elective allowed per term.
Please note that space is very limited in this program and there are regularly more applicants than placements available. Students applying to this program should select a second choice program in the UK that also offers their area of study, in the event that they are not selected for participation in their first choice. The alternate program(s) should be noted on the “UK Second Choice Questionnaire” which can be found in the CSU IP application.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
Bristol, England is a historic and cutting edge city, surrounded by stunning countryside. The city is rich in cultural diversity, but small and easily accessible. This results in a unique sense of community in Bristol, and in an exciting place to live. Right in the heart of the city, near the bustling Park Street, are many University buildings and facilities.
Students arrange their own housing prior to departure using information provided by the host university. Student accommodation is in prime locations across Bristol, including the city center, Clifton and the nearby Stoke Bishop. More information can be found here.