Several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Cameron School of Business offer students the opportunity to earn academic credit within a work environment. The purpose of the internship experience is to enhance, supplement, and integrate the learning that occurs in formal classroom settings.
Permission of the dean and department offering the internship is required to enroll, and the department places limits on the number of credit hours earned applicable toward graduation. Internships are graded on a pass/fail basis. These credit hours earned will count towards the number of hours required to graduate, but the grade of Pass (P) will be excluded from the computation of the GPA.
Internship courses are designated 498 and are established in the same manner that other academic courses are proposed and approved. That is, departmental proposals are processed through the curriculum review procedure for appropriate faculty and administrative approvals. Internships proposed initially as experimental (trial) courses require the same processing as regular internship proposals.
Procedure to enroll students in internships
Student enrollment in internships shall follow the same procedures as enrollment in other academic courses, with the following additional requirements: