<aside> 📌 The DeCal Program (DeCal) is a student-run program at UC Berkeley, where students create and facilitate their own classes on a variety of subjects under the sponsorship of an academic department on campus. Find out how to propose and start a course.


The Physics Department supports the DeCal program and encourages student participation. These are the guidelines for students interested in requesting sponsorship for physics-related courses:

1. Physics Department Deadline All completed proposals are due in the Department exactly one month before the official Academic Senate deadline every semester. Late submissions and incomplete applications will not be considered. No exceptions.

Note: The Physics Department deadline for fall DeCal course proposals tends to be around June 1st. The Academic Senate deadline for spring DeCal course proposals tends to be around the second Wednesday of November, so the Physics Department deadline would be around the second Wednesday of October.

2. Approval For Department Chair approval, all completed forms must first be submitted to Claudia Trujillo, at 368 Physics North. (In remote times, they should be emailed to her ([email protected]).)  Do not submit forms directly to the Chair's Office.

3. Submit Forms Forms are available on the DeCal Resources web page.

4. Physics Department Form Please download and complete the Physics DeCal requirement form. Proposals without this form will not be considered.