Career Coursework

Career Planning Seminar (ARTSSCI 1900)

Explore how your interests, values, and skills relate to career fields. Learn how to research employers, network effectively, prepare effective resumes and cover letters, and interview with confidence. The course is graded S/U, provides one (1) hour of elective credit, and is offered autumn and spring semesters.

Internship Courses Coordinated by Career Services

Non-Credit Internship Course - ARTSSCI 1191

Internship & Career Exploration Course - ARTSSCI 3191.02

Earning Academic Credit for an Internship

If you are in need of or merely want credit for your internship, it is possible to earn academic credit for an internship; however, credit policies vary across departments. Some academic departments will accept the enrollment of students from any major into their internship courses, within the guidelines set by their faculty. Other departments award independent study credit for successful completion of an internship.

To earn academic credit, you will need to complete assignments specified by the department and work for a minimum number of hours at the internship site. Students register and pay tuition for these credit hours in the same manner as other classroom learning experiences.

When seeking credit for an internship, you should:

  • Provide the department contact with a copy of the internship description.
  • Contact the department about the possibility of obtaining credit BEFORE you begin the internship (the general guideline is to request credit at least two weeks before the term starts).

Unsure about whether your department offers internship course credit? Check out the document below for a complete list of Arts and Sciences departments that offer academic credit for internships.

PDF iconPDF iconPDF iconPDF icon College of Arts and Sciences Departmental Internship Courses.[pdf]

A word of caution: Internship postings published by companies sometimes include statements like, "school credit is available." You need to know that the decision about whether or not a particular internship is worthy of academic credit resides with the university’s academic departments – not the companies that recruit students.


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