Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I get academic credit?
Internships may be used and the
credit will be assigned to the appropriate department
under which the internship is being administered.
Students may initiate internship proposals, but all
internships must meet the same minimum standards
and be approved by the department chair and supervising
professor prior to the beginning of the experience
or within two weeks of the beginning of the experience.
If the student and the academic
advisor believe that the internship experience is
truly interdisciplinary, the student may submit multiple
proposals, one to each department involved. The total
hours earned will be divided among the departments,
e.g., a student earning twelve hours of credit may
propose that nine hours be earned in political science
and three hours in sociology. Each proposal must
be approved by the department involved. To be eligible
for an internship, a student must have achieved junior
standing (60 hours) prior to the beginning of
the internship and must have at least a 2.50 cumulative
GPA. A minimum of 40 work hours combined with
readings and written projects or papers are required
for each semester hour of credit.