There are many considerations to make when planning for a successful semester. Remember that a great schedule for one student will not work for another. Each student has their own priorities, commitments outside of the classroom, learning styles, and more. Build a semester schedule that works for you!
Check out the information below, but if you would like to talk your plan through, meet with an L&S College Adviser or an Undergraduate Major Adviser.
Building a Balanced Schedule
One of the keys to academic success is taking a balanced course load that allows you to work toward or explore your intended major while you fulfill your degree requirements. At UC Berkeley, balance means enrolling in a variety of courses and taking a manageable unit load that works for you.
For example, it is not recommended to enroll in more than two STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) courses in a semester, or more than two writing-intensive courses.
Watch our brief video about finding balance in your schedule: