Sample plans comparing 3, 3.5, and 4 year options can be found by clicking the sentence below***. Students interested in the 3 or 3.5 year plan should consider the impact that these course intensive options may have on the History and Cal experience. First, students may lose the opportunity to participate in substantial research training and to develop their own pathways in original research, which could limit post-graduate options. Second, because some courses are offered only every few years, course options may be limited. Lastly, students may be limited in their participation in off-campus programs, study abroad programs, and internships, as well as in department student organizations.