Receiving Academic Credit

Many departments require or offer the option to complete an internship or practicum experience for academic credit towards your degree.

Student working with professor in lab

Follow these steps to pursue an experiential learning opportunity for academic credit:

  1. Determine if your major requires an internship or practicum, or if it offers the opportunity to earn elective credit (see drop-down by major below or search the Undergraduate Catalog by the year you started earning academic credit)
  2. Identify your faculty internship coordinator from this list of Faculty Contacts for Internship (PDF). This person can advise on academic criteria, internship site options, and approval process.
  3. Understand the criteria for receiving academic credit for your internship experience. To find this information, see links below or ask your faculty internship coordinator. Each department will require its own set of criteria, including but not limited to: number of hours, learning objectives, years that the hiring organization has been in business, supervisor background/experience and more.
  4. Find and accept an internship! While some academic departments will help you find your internship, many require you to find your own. Find employers who’ve hired students from your major in the past from these Internships by Industry or start looking at Searching for Internships.
  5. Before you accept your internship, contact your faculty internship coordinator to approve your internship for academic credit and provide follow-up steps.
  6. Use the internship forms below as directed by your internship faculty coordinator to monitor your experience and gain feedback from your site supervisor.

Below you can find information on earning academic credit by major.

COLLEGE OF Business and Economics

Accounting
Business Administration - Economics
  • Required Internship and Free Elective Internship Option
  • Course title: BUSX 460 Professional Experience (required), ECON 497 Internship in Economics (Elective)
  • ECON 497 Registration Requirements (PDF)
Business Administration - Entrepreneurship
Business Administration - Finance
Business Administration - Financial Planning
Business Administration - Human Resource Planning
Business Administration - International Business
Business Administration - Investments
 Business Administration - Legal Studies
 Business Administration - Management
 Business Administration - Marketing
Business Administration - Project Management and Business Analysis
Business Systems and Processes
  • Required Internship and elective practicum
  • Course title: BUSX 460 Professional Experience (Required), EBTM 497/8 BSAP Practicum (elective)
Economics (Major)

 

 College of Education

Integrated Early Childhood & Special Education
 
  • Supervised internships and field experiences are required for all majors in the College of Education. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details.
Integrated Elementary & Special Education
 
  • Supervised internships and field experiences are required for all majors in the College of Education. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details.
Middle School Education
 
  • Supervised internships and field experiences are required for all majors in the College of Education. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details.
Physical Education
 
  • Supervised internships and field experiences are required for all majors in the College of Education. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details.
Secondary Education
 
  • Supervised internships and field experiences are required for all majors in the College of Education. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details.
Special Education
 
  • Supervised internships and field experiences are required for all majors in the College of Education. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details.

 

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Acting
  • No academic credit internship options
Art & Design
  • Contact Internship Coordinators for requirements
  • Ceramics Concentration: ART 490 Internship in Art (elective)
  • Design Studies Track: ART 490 Internship in Art (elective)
  • Digital Art and Design Concentration: ART 490 Internship in Art (elective)
  • Fine Arts Track: ART 490 Internship in Art (elective)
  • Graphic Design Concentration: Required ART 490 Internship in Art (required)
  • Illustration Concentration: ART 490 Internship in Art (elective)
  • Interdisciplinary Object Design Concentration: Required ART 490 Internship in Art (required)
  • Metalsmithing and Jewelry Concentration: ART 490 Internship in Art (elective)
  • Painting, Drawing, Printmaking: Concentration: ART 490 Internship in Art (elective)
  • Photo Imaging Concentration: ART 490 Internship in Art (elective)
  • Sculpture Concentration: ART 490 Internship in Art (elective)
Art Education
  • Required Internship
  • Course title: ARED 467/8
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Art History
  • Elective internship option
  • Course title: ARTH 498 Internship in Art History
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Communication Studies
  • Elective internship options
  • Course title: COMM 490 Internship in Comm Studies, COMM 470 Special Topics Public Speaking Practicum
  • Internship Registration
Electronic Media & Film
Dance
  • Elective internship options
  • Course titles: DANC 490 Elementary Capstone Internship, DANC 494 Secondary Capstone Internship
  • Career & Internship Support
Dance PreK-12 Certification
  • Elective internship options
  • Course titles: DANC 490 Elementary Capstone Internship, DANC 494 Secondary Capstone Internship
Mass Communication
  • Elective internship
  • Advertising / Public Relations  Course title: MCOM 460
  • Journalism and New Media Course title: MCOM 461
  • Career & Internship Support
Music (B.S.)
Music (Bachelor of Music)
Music Education
  • Required Internship
  • Course titles: MUED 491 Internship in Elementary School Music, MUED 492 Internship in Secondary School Music, MUED 493 Intern Seminar
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Theater Arts
  • Elective internship options
  • Course Title: THEA 487 Professional Theatre Seminar, THEA 490 Performance Practicum, THEA 494-8 Theatre Production options
  • Internship Registration 

 

College of Health Professions

Allied Health
  • Only Advanced Respiratory Therapy - Dual Enrollment Respiratory Care Option Requires Clinical Practicum
  • Advanced Respiratory Therapy - Dual Enrollment Respiratory Care Option Course titles: AHLT 200 (CCBC Transfer credit)
  • Check the Course Catalog for registration information
Gerontology
  • Required Internship
  • Course Title: GERO 397 Gerontology Internship
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Gerontology
  • Required Internship
  • Course Title: GERO 397 Gerontology Internship
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Healthcare Management
  • Required Internship
  • Course Title: HCMN 495 Health Care Management Internship
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Health Education & Promotion: Secondary Education-School Health
  • Required Internship
  • Community Health Concentration Course Title: HLTH 422
  • School Health Education Course Titles: HLTH 488 Internship, HLTH 387/8 Student Teaching
  • School and Community Health Education Course Titles: HLTH 421 Field Work in Community Health, HLTH 487 Internship in School Health
  • Contact Internship Coordinators for requirements
Kinesiology: Athletic Training
  • Required Internship
  • Athletic Training Course Titles: KNES 381-9 (Basic through Advanced Clinical Athletic Training)
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Kinesiology: Exercise Science
  • Elective Internship
  • Exercise Science Course Title: KNES 398 Internship in Exercise Science, KNES 371 Field Experience in Exercise Science
  • Career & Internship Support
Kinesiology: Sport Management
  • Required Internship
  • Sport Management Course Title: KNES 445 Internship in Sport Management
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Kinesiology: Physical Education
  • Required Internships
  • Physical Education Course Title: KNES 492 Elementary Internship, KNES 493 Secondary Internship
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Nursing
  • Required Internships and Clinicals
  • Course Title: NURS 485 Clinical Practicum, NURS 489 Degree Completion Practicum, Clinicals (NURS 356C, 358C, 360C, 472C, 474C, 476C)
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology (undergraduate)
  • Elective Internship
  • Course Titles: SPPA 487 Clinical Internship, SPPA 488 Internship in Communication Sciences and Related Areas
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements

 

College of Liberal Arts

Cultural Studies
  • Elective Internship
  • Course Titles: CLST 495 Internship in Cultural Studies
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Deaf Studies
English
  • Elective Internship
  • Course Titles: ENGL 498
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Family & Human Services
  • Required Internship for all Family & Human Services tracks
  • Required Additional Advanced Internship for Human Services and Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector tracks
  • Course Title: FMST 397
  • Human Services and Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector Advanced Internship Course Titles: FMST 497
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Family Science
  • No academic credit internship options
  • Consider internship courses in other majors as interdisciplinary elective requirements
 Foreign Languages
  • Required for French Education and Spanish Education majors
  • Elective internship course options for language degrees
  • Language Education Course Titles: SCED 401 Analyzing Internship (required for French Education and Spanish Education)
  • French Course Titles: FREN 495 Internship for Proficiency in French (elective), FREN 497 Internship in French (elective)
  • Spanish course titles: SPAN 497 Internship in Spanish,
  • German course titles: GERM 495 internship for the Proficient German, GERM 497 Internship in German
  • Italian course titles: ITAL 497 Internship in Italian
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
 Geography & Environmental Planning
 Geography & Land Surveying
 History
  • Elective Internship
  • Course Titles: HIST 493
  • Internships
History - Secondary Education
  • Required Internships
  • Course Titles: SCED 389 Internship in Secondary Education - History, SCED 401 Analyzing Internship
  • Teaching Internships
Interdisciplinary Studies - American Studies
  • Elective Internship
  • Course Title: AMST 497 Internship in American Studies
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
IDIS: Asian Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies - Animal Behavior
  • Elective Internships
  • Course Titles: BIOL 493 Internship in Biology, IDIS 495 Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Interdisciplinary Studies - Latin American Studies
  • Elective internship options depending on elective areas of study in anthropology, art history, history, political science, spanish
  • Course Titles: LAST 497 Internship in Latin American and Latino/a Studies, ANTH 491/2 Internship in Anthropology, HIST 493 Internship, POSC 493 Internship, SPAN 497 Internship in Spanish
  • Career & Internship Support
Interdisciplinary Studies - Thematic Option Major
  • Elective Internship
  • Course Title: IDIS 495-8
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
International Studies
  • Elective internship options depending on elective areas of study in anthropology, economics, foreign languages, history, and political science
  • Course Title: INST 493, ANTH 491 Internship in Anthropology, ECON 497 Internship in Economics, FREN 497 Internship in French, GEOG 491 Geography/Environmental Planning Internship, GERM 497 Internship in German, HIST 493 Internship, POSC 493 Internship, SPAN 497 Internship in Spanish
  • Career & Internship Support
Law & American Civilization
Metropolitan Studies
Philosophy
  • Elective Internship
  • Course Title: PHIL 497 Philosophy Internship
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
  • No academic internship options
  • Consider internships for experience
Social Sciences & Social Sciences track in Secondary Education
  • Required internships for track in Secondary Education
  • Secondary Education Course Titles: SCED 396 Internship in Secondary Education - Social Science, SCED 401 Analyzing Internship
  • Teaching Internship
Sociology-Anthropology - Anthropology Concentration
Sociology-Anthropology - Criminal Justice Concentration
Sociology-Anthropology - Sociology Concentration
Women’s & Gender Studies

 

Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Biology
  • Free elective option for Cell and Molecular, Functional Biology of Animals, and Organismal Biology and Ecology concentrations
  • Course Title: BIOL 493 Internship in Biology (free elective)
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Biology - Secondary Education
  • Required Uteach courses for Secondary Education concentration
  • Course Title: SEMS 498 Internship in Mathematics and Science Secondary Education (required), SCIE 393 Internship in Secondary Education - Science (required)
  • Uteach
Chemistry
Chemistry - Secondary Education
  • Required Uteach courses for Secondary Education concentration and elective internship option
  • Course Title: SEMS 498 Internship in Mathematics and Science Secondary Education (required), SCIE 393 Internship in Secondary Education - Science (required)
  • Uteach
Computer Science
  • Elective options for general degree and Computer Security Track
  • Required practicum for Software Engineering Track (COSC 490 Software Project Practicum)
  • Elective course titles: COSC 397 Internship in COSC, COSC 490 Software Project Practicum
  • Department Jobs & Internships
Earth-Space Science
  • No academic internship options
  • Consider internships for experience
Earth-Space Science - Secondary Education Concentration
  • Required Uteach courses for Secondary Education concentration
  • Course Title: SEMS 498 Internship in Mathematics and Science Secondary Education (required), SCIE 393 Internship in Secondary Education - Science (required)
  • Uteach
Environmental Sciences and Studies
Forensic Chemistry
Geology
  • No academic internship options
  • Consider internships for experience
Information Systems
Information Technology
Mathematics
  • Elective options for Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Actuarial Science and Risk Management Concentrations
  • Course Title: MATH 397
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Mathematics - Secondary Education Concentration
  • Required Uteach courses for Secondary Education concentration
  • Course Title: SEMS 498 Internship in Mathematics and Science Secondary Education (required), SCIE 393 Internship in Secondary Education - Science (required)
  • Uteach
Molecular Biology, Biochemistry & Bioinformatics
  • Research options for electives
  • Research course titles: MBBB 490, CHEM 491 Research in Chemistry, BIOL 491 Elective Independent Research
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Physics
  • Elective option
  • Course Title: PHYS 391
  • Contact Internship Coordinator for requirements
Physics - Secondary Education
  • Required Uteach courses for Secondary Education concentration
  • Course Title: SEMS 498 Internship in Mathematics and Science Secondary Education (required), SCIE 393 Internship in Secondary Education - Science (required)
  • Uteach

Honors College

Honors College