Fall 2020 Instruction as of July 21, 2020

UC Berkeley will begin the fall 2020 semester with fully remote instruction in accordance with public health guidelines. We will keep a fully remote option open for all students but also be prepared to implement our plans for select in-person instruction activities for those students who can take advantage of them, as conditions allow, even if it is part way through the semester. No student will be required to take an in-person class or be present on campus. More details regarding the delivery of individual class sections will be available as departments add this information to the class schedule and departmental websites. For more information, see this announcement.
Mode of Instruction and Class Notes

Updates to Mode of Instruction and Class Notes are made nightly on this website. For the most up-to-date information, current students may use the CalCentral schedule of classes. Refer to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information. IMPORTANT: the fall 2020 schedule of classes is still subject to change. Updates are made as information becomes available.

How to Search

The Class Schedule is a robust tool to help you explore Berkeley’s curricula and find classes that fit your needs. Try the methods below to search your way:

NEW: Search by Mode of Instruction
For Fall 2020, UC Berkeley will begin the semester with fully remote instruction for all classes, and in-person attendance is not an option for these classes. Other modes of instruction are “In Person” (in-person attendance is required), “Hybrid” (some in-person attendance is required), “Flexible” (in-person attendance is optional, but it is offered), or “Web Based” (delivered fully online and no in-person attendance is required). IMPORTANT: Some class sections offered as remote have in-person or hybrid components, such as a lab or discussion.

How can I find Fall 2020 classes that might offer in-person instruction later on in the semester?

IMPORTANT: UC Berkeley will begin the Fall 2020 semester with fully remote instruction for all classes. Students will not be required to attend in-person even if a class later transitions to being delivered with in-person instruction. This website will be updated as more information is received.

1) Under TERM filter in left navigation, choose Fall 2020.

2) Under MODE OF INSTRUCTION filter, choose In Person, Hybrid, or Flexible.

3) Narrow your results by using other filters, such as Subject (top navigation), DAYS OFFERED, or Keyword.

4) To determine that a class offers in-person instruction, you must verify that at least one of the associated sections (secondary sections) of the class is offered with a mode of instruction of In Person, Hybrid, or Flexible. Click on the image (or the class abbreviation, such as ITALIAN 1) to get to the detail page of an individual Fall 2020 class section. Review the Associated Sections, if any, to verify the mode of instruction of each of the sections.

What is meant by Asynchronous Instruction?

Asynchronous Instruction means that there are no specified days/times at which students are expected to attend. The attribute “Asynchronous Instruction” in CalCentral means that the class section is delivered either a) exclusively asynchronously or b) optionally asynchronously--a synchronous option may be available. Note that a meeting pattern (days/times) may appear for a section that is delivered exclusively asynchronously because the pattern is needed for the purpose of determining the final exam schedule. Check the Class Notes and/or syllabus for more information.

NEW: Semester in the Cloud
Semester in the Cloud is an innovative program developed for a group of large “gateway” courses as well as several critical-path courses that will allow students to make progress toward meeting major and breadth requirements. All of these courses will be offered remotely. Under COURSE TYPES in the left navigation, filter by Semester in the Cloud.

Subject Search
For an alphanumeric list of classes within a subject, select a subject from the DEPARTMENT SUBJECT drop-down menu above. All classes offered under that subject will display.

Keyword Search
Enter keywords in the search box above to find topics, subjects, or course elements that interest you.

Major Requirements Search
Use the Search Major Requirements filter in the left menu bar. Start by selecting your requirement year to find classes that meet requirements for the following majors: Bioengineering, Classical Civilizations, Cognitive Science, Data Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, English, Environmental Earth Science, Environmental Economics and Policy, Environmental Sciences, Gender and Women’s Studies, Integrative Biology, Mathematics, Molecular and Cell Biology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies.

This search feature is brought to you by the Student Technology Fund.

Instructor Search
Type the name of an instructor into the instructor search field on the left menu bar to see which classes an instructor has taught or is currently teaching (results depend upon what semesters/summer sessions are selected).

Additional Filters
The filters on the left allow you to narrow your search to classes with open seats, breadth requirements, days offered, and more. Scroll down to see all the options. All start and end times for classes are stated in Berkeley local time. 

Review our Using the Class Schedule webpage.