Business, Humanities, Agriculture & STEM

University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Business, Humanities, Agriculture & STEM

  • Location

    Dublin

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

    Ireland's largest university, University College Dublin (UCD) offers a beautifully landscaped 300-acre campus with strikingly modern buildings and residences. The main campus is the Belfield campus, an easy 2.5 miles bus ride south of Dublin's city center. With five of Ireland's Taoisigh (Prime Ministers) among its alumni, the university has played a key role in the history of the modern Irish State and continues to play a leading part in shaping Ireland's future. UCD's Quinn School of Business is AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited. You will have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses with local and international students. Of particular note are UCD's Introduction to Scientific Research course and Service Learning course.

  • Term

    Fall 4 2020

  • Program Dates

    Early Sep, 2020 - Late Dec, 2020

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Apr 01, 2020

  • Credit

    20 - 30 ECTS Credits

  • Eligibility

    3.00 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    TBA

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Program Description

The Business, Humanities, Agriculture & STEM program is offered through University College Dublin (UCD). Popular subject areas include Business, History, Engineering, and Agriculture. Unique offerings include UCD's Service Learning course and Scientific Research course. Courses are taught in English by UCD faculty with local and international students. You must choose one main school in which to take four courses, but may take one or two electives from other schools. The main schools to choose from are the following: Agriculture, Food & Nutrition*; Architecture & Planning*; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business; Engineering*; Law; Nursing & Midwifery*; Science*; Sport and Exercise; US and International Affairs.

*If you choose to enroll in three or more courses from the Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, Architecture & Planning, Engineering, Nursing & Midwifery, or Science schools, an additional fee will be required. Please speak with the Ireland Program Manager for more information.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

You must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at your home university at the time of participation.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

ECTS Credits

20 - 30

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 18

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 27

Academic Information

Course Selection

  • You are required to take 4-6 courses per semester. 
  • You must choose 1 main school in which to take 4 courses, but may take 1-2 elective courses from other schools.
  • The main schools to choose from are the following:
    • Agriculure, Food & Nutrition*
    • Architecture & Planning*
    • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Business
    • Engineering*
    • Law
    • Nursing & Midwifery*
    • Science*
    • Sport and Exercise
    • US and International Affairs

*If you choose to enroll in 3 or more courses from the Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, Architecture & Planning, Engineering, Nursing & Midwifery, or Science schools, an additional fee will be required. Please speak with the Ireland Program Manager for more information.

  • You can NOT take Education, Veterinary, or Medicine courses.
  • You may only take Psychology courses if Psychology majors. *Please note that this does not apply to students in the Freshman Program.
  • You can NOT take courses that have course codes that end in a letter instead of a number.
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change. 
  • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or prerequisites.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Ireland Site Specialist.
  • The courses listed below are only a sampling of what University College Dublin offers. Please see the course catalog, linked below, for additional course options.

Course Credit

  • You are required to take 20-30 ECTS credits per semester.
  • Transfer credits earned will be decided entirely by your home university. It is important to be in touch with your university about course approvals and transfer credit pre-departure. 
  • According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by your home university.
  • Per University College Dublin, 5 ECTS credits is equivalent to 2.5 or 3 U.S. semester credits / 3.75 or 4.5 quarter units. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student’s home university.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed in the University College Dublin (UCD) program catalog. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the UCD level classifications of a 1, 2, or 3, which correspond with the three stage bachelor’s degree cycle. Courses classified as level 2 and level 3 are recommended as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Transcript Information

  • The transcript from University College Dublin will reflect ECTS credits. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Courses

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Additional Course Offerings to the Sample Below
Course Options
Agriculture, Food & Nutrition
Agri-Environmental Sciences
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Agribusiness Extension & Rural Development
5 ECTS Credits
Animal Science
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Animal Science - Equine
Equine Industries
ANSC30210
5 ECTS Credits
Crop Science
Cereal Production
CPSC40010
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Food Science
Food Analysis I
FDSC30020
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Forestry
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Human Nutrition
Human Nutrition I
HNUT10010
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Architecture & Planning
Landscape Architecture
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Archaeology
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Art History
5 ECTS Credits
Classics
5 ECTS Credits
Greek Tragedy
GRC20040
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Economics
5 ECTS Credits
Film Studies
5 ECTS Credits
History
Making History
HIS10230
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Irish
Irish Language
IR10050
5 ECTS Credits
Irish Studies
5 ECTS Credits
Ireland Uncovered
IRST30150
5 ECTS Credits
Music
Music in Ireland
MUS20610
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Philosophy
Applied Ethics
PHIL20240
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Psychology
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Social Policy
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Global Justice
SSJ10020
5 ECTS Credits
Sociology
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Business
Accounting
Cost Management
ACC30030
5 ECTS Credits
Tax in Society
ACC30010
5 ECTS Credits
Banking and Finance
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Business Management and International Business
Business Plan
BMGT10140
5 ECTS Credits
Family Business
BMGT20110
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Project Management
BMGT10150
5 ECTS Credits
Marketing
Brand Management
MKT30170
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Global Marketing
MKT30080
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Service-Learning
Service Learning
BMGT20080
5 ECTS Credits
Engineering
Biosystems Engineering
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Food Physics
BSEN20060
5 ECTS Credits
Waste Management
BSEN30240
5 ECTS Credits
Civil Engineering
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Soil Mechanics 1
CVEN20110
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Electrical Engineering
Circuit Theory
EEEN30020
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Mechanical Engineering
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Law
Law
Company Law I
LAW20090
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Nursing & Midwifery
Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Science
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
5 ECTS Credits
Cell & Molecular Biology
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Organic Chemistry
CHEM20040
5 ECTS Credits
Computer Science
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Introduction to AI
COMP30030
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Processor Design
COMP30080
5 ECTS Credits
Environmental Biology
5 ECTS Credits
Genetics
5 ECTS Credits
Geology
Igneous Petrology
GEOL30240
5 ECTS Credits
Mathematical Sciences
Metric Spaces
MATH30090
5 ECTS Credits
Physics
5 ECTS Credits
Scientific Research
5 ECTS Credits
Zoology
5 ECTS Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Johanna Alvarado

Program Manager, Ireland

DUBLIN TEAM

Antonio Santana

Resident Director, Ireland

James Goodman

Internships and CP Coordinator, Ireland

Sydne Cook

CP & Students Services Coordinator, Ireland

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

View all Funding Options

Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Irish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Dublin. Uncovering the uniqueness of your neighborhood in Dublin and the surrounding areas will help you to feel right at home. You will commute to class as most local students do: by walking or by bus. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Dorm

If studying at University College Dublin (UCD), you will be placed in on-campus dorms that are located about a five minute walk to the center of campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm is assigned to you by the university. Dorms are apartment-style dorms, typically housing four to six students in each apartment. You will be placed in dorms with international students from around the world as well as local students from Ireland. Dorms include a single-occupancy room, a shared or en-suite bathroom, a shared kitchen, and a shared living room. Free, unlimited internet access is available in each bedroom; laundry facilities are available in dorm. A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged if you are living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Kilkenny

You have the opportunity to partake in a guided tour to explore the intricate history of Kilkenny Castle, enjoying the captivating views of Kilkenny City and its surrounding countryside from the top of St Canice’s Cathedral round tower, as well as enjoying a visit to The National Craft Gallery.

Galway & the Cliffs of Moher

Galway (Gaillimh) lies in the heart of the West of Ireland, clinging to the outer edge of Europe. A walking tour will take play along Salthill;then, you will have the opportunity to have lunch at Galway’s farmers Market, partake in a walking tour of Galway's City and listen to some traditional Irish music.

The Burren, derived from the Gaelic 'Boireann,' meaning ‘Great Rock’, is a vast region comprised of limestone slabs. This region is one of the finest examples of a glacio-karst landscape in the world. Standing 214 meters above the Wild Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher are the jewel in the crown of the Burren Region. Step on to the edge of the world and into an awe-inspiring view that dreams are made of!

Glendalough

Glendalough is a glacial valley set in the stunning surroundings of County Wicklow. Wicklow is renowned internationally for its striking natural beauty, earning it the reputation of being the “Garden of Ireland.” A scenic drive will take place through Wicklow Mountains National Park, stopping in Guinness Lake, Sally Gap, and Powerscourt Waterfall. You will walk around the monastic settlement, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century, as well as enjoy a scenic stroll along Glendalough's stunning lakes.

Howth

Howth is a village and outer suburb of Dublin, Ireland. The district occupies the greater part of the peninsula of Howth Head, forming the northern boundary of Dublin Bay. You will have the opportunity to explore Howth town and part of their Cliffs with a spirited guide. Make sure to bring your hiking boots!

Belfast * Optional

Belfast is the second largest city on the island of Ireland. Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland; one of the six countries of Ireland that remain part of the United Kingdom. A “Black Taxi Tour” will take place that accumulates a tour around the Protestant and Catholic sections of the city; the tour will also stop at the Peace Wall. You will have lunch at St. George's Market and will visit the city hall. You will, then, have free time to explore.