Academic Structure

While students in this program take most of their courses in STEM, they take one French language class and may also select one course from the humanities departments of the Université de Poitiers (history, art history, literature, for instance). If students arrive in Poitiers with five semesters of college-level French and place out of the required language class, they may choose to complete a second course from the humanities.

Year-long students obtain from 8 to 9 units of credit altogether, while semester students obtain 4 to 5 units, depending on their course choice and on whether they complete a STEM research project with lab.

Full Academic Year

Fall

Language and Culture course   1 unit
Optional humanities course       1 unit
STEM courses                       2-3 units

Spring

Language and Culture course   1 unit
Optional humanities course       1 unit
STEM courses                        2-3 units
Optional research project w/ lab 1 unit

TOTAL                                    8-9 units

Fall Semester Only

Language and Culture course    1 unit
Optional humanities course        1 unit
STEM courses                         2-3 units

TOTAL                                      4 units

Spring Semester Only

Language and Culture course    1 unit
Optional humanities course        1 unit
STEM courses                         2-3 units
Optional research project w/ lab  1 unit

TOTAL                                    4-5 units