La Trobe University (Bundoora campus) is comprised of the following faculties:
- Humanities & Social Sciences
- Science, Technology & Engineering
- Law & Management
- Health Sciences
Each of these faculties is divided into numerous schools and departments.
A course load of three to four courses per semester is generally considered full-time at La Trobe University. Students are encouraged to take four courses per semester to ensure at least 36 UO academic credits for the year at La Trobe.
Detailed information about the program is available at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/
Registration and Credits
Students participating in this program will be registered at the University of Oregon and will receive UO credits for courses taken at La Trobe. The student’s course work will be reviewed and evaluated by appropriate academic departments at the UO. Students must keep detailed records of course outlines, reading lists, exam results, and other work completed to facilitate accurate evaluation by the academic departments at the UO.
Students are responsible for making sure that the courses they plan to take in Australia will meet major and minor requirements. Students are advised to consult with their academic adviser about their plans to study in the La Trobe program.
All previously approved study abroad courses appear in an online database maintained by the Office of the Registrar. The database is searchable by world regions, then countries, and then specific program titles. For each course, you will see how it applies to UO degrees in terms of course level (100-, 200-, etc.), general-education requirements (e.g., Group 1 Arts & Letters, multicultural requirements, etc.), and majors and minors offered in the department granting the UO credit (e.g., the English major and minor for ENG credit). Students are responsible for talking with major/minor advisers about the possibility of applying courses toward majors and minors in other fields of study.
Note, too, that all study abroad programs of ten weeks or longer allow students to meet the IC: International Cultures multicultural requirement.
Not all available courses appear in the online database, especially for programs in which UO students choose their courses from an entire host university's offerings. The only courses that appear are those that have already been either taken by UO students before or otherwise evaluated for UO credit. Courses that do not appear will need to be evaluated for UO credit, but that does not mean that such courses are not available as options for UO participants. It does likely mean that students will be involved in getting the courses evaluated while they are enrolled in them.
If you are interested in knowing how a course that is not listed in the online database will apply to your UO degree, and you are able to get a syllabus for the course ahead of time from a host university website, you may send it to the Registrar's office for early evaluation. Email the syllabus to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line "UO STUDY ABROAD: Pre-articulation request."
Host University Website
For general information on the La Trobe University: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/