Many of the majors offer internship courses for credit during the
academic year (counting as one of your four classes) and some are also
available for summer (requiring payment of summer tuition). Each
academic department has their own definitions and guidelines, so
students should check the catalog for the course descriptions (503, 505 or 506).
In most cases, the student will be required to complete reading
and writing assignments during the internship and also prepare a final
project/paper. Students should use the internship office's resources to
identify potential internships (in the semester prior to the course) and
then meet with the professor to get approval of the internship for
course credit. The professor will then submit a form to Academic Records
to 'enroll' you in the course prior to the start of the semester.
In some cases, the internship site will require credit. During the academic year, students should enroll in one of the 503, 505 or 506 courses as one of their four courses. During the summer, the student must also enroll in an internship course, but can consider the option of 1) enrolling for credit hours (paying summer tuition) or 2) enrolling for zero credit (paying a fee only).