Catalogue 2012 - 2013

Internships

In any discipline, qualified juniors and seniors may undertake an internship for academic credit with an approved agency, organization, or business.

Internships have a single purpose: to further the student’s knowledge in a specialized area in a way not customarily available within the regular classroom setting.

Credit for internships varies from one to three credit hours. There are limits to the amount of internship credit that may be counted toward the degree: in the College of Arts and Sciences, students are limited to six credit hours; in the College of Business and College of Engineering, students are limited to three credit hours. College of Business students are limited to one non-profit board field experience. A student must have completed at least 57 credit hours and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 overall and in the major, except where an internship is required in the major, or obtain special permission of their dean to undertake an internship.

To enroll in an internship for academic credit, a student must make arrangements with the CareerCenter, prior to registration. An internship application must be completed and signed by the student, the academic advisor, the department chair, and the internship coordinator.

A student may also pursue a nonacademic internship to further enhance their knowledge in a specialized area.