The Universidad Autonama De Baja California (UABC) offers a wide variety of majors at four different campuses located throughout Baja. UABC offers a wonderful opportunity to experience Mexican culture and improve your Spanish language skills in a very scenic part of the world.
Sitting between the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, Baja California offers over 3,000 miles of scenic coastline, most of which is undeveloped. Just a few miles inland, mountains straddle the peninsula, offering numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation.
UABC offers 50 undergraduate degrees, 17 masters, 1 doctorate and 18 specializations. The University has 4 main campuses located in Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada, and Tecate. Each campus has its own unique academic programs. See the list below for undergraduate majors at each campus (for a graduate program listing see the UABC catalog online).
Mexicali (Primary Host Site): Architecture, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Human Sciences, Social and Political Sciences, Accounting and Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Medicine, Institute of Research in Veterinary Sciences, Pedagogy, Nursing, and a Language School.
Tijuana: Chemical Sciences, Accounting and Business Administration, Law, Economics, Medicine, Dentistry, Tourism, and Humanities.
Ensenada: Sciences, Marine Sciences, Engineering, and Accounting and Business Administration.
Language of Instruction
All classes will be taught in Spanish
Students with the language proficiency noted above who have completed one full academic year of university level work with a 3.0GPA by the time they begin studies at Universidad Autonama De Baja California are eligible.
Credit will be awarded at SDSU for all courses taken and passed at Universidad Autonoma De Baja California. SDSU Study Abroad staff at the International Student Center can assist you with locating the class details, or request a class syllabus on your behalf, but your department (major or minor) academic adviser at SDSU and the Advising & Evaluations office International Advisors will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. Students are urged to work closely with their advisers to plan a course of studies which will maintain steady progress toward their degree.
Cost and Included Benefits
Students attending UABC will pay tuition, room and board at SDSU in a similar amount as if studying in San Diego. Each student should plan for additional expenses, such as travel related cost (e.g. airline tickets, etc.). Remember to plan for personal expenses including travel, purchase of souvenirs, as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.
Financial aid may be used for study abroad at UABC. Additional costs for study at UABC (e.g. travel to and from the study site) are usually included in calculating a student's financial aid package for study abroad. Students are responsible to apply for Financial Aid as per typical deadline.
Aztecs Abroad Application Deadlines
Applications are due in Aztecs Abroad by February 20th (some exceptions may apply) to study at UABC the following fall or academic year.
Applications are due in Aztecs Abroad by September 20th (some exceptions may apply) to study at UABC the following spring.
Upon review of your application in the SDSU Aztecs Abroad database, if you are nominated you will be sent futher instruction on your next steps to confirm placement at UABC.
For additional information on study at UABC, contact:
SDSU Study Abroad Office
International Student Center
San Diego State University - Main Campus
UABC's Home Page: http://www.uabc.mx/