Earn Academic Credit
Qualifying jobs and internships can earn university credit!
College of Science students may earn university credit for their internships by completing an internship course. Reasons you may want to earn credit for your internship include:
- Completing a graduation requirement (Gen Ed)
- Completing major elective credit
- Completing a lab requirement
- Adding additional credits to meet financial aid requirements
- CPT requirements
All courses are designed to complement and enhance your internship experience. The courses MUST be taken at the time you are actually interning, so interested students are encouraged to look into these course opportunities early in their academic career/internship experience.
If you are currently working long-term in a position related to your degree, you may be able to earn credit for your experience even though it is not a typical internship experience. The courses available and what they count for may vary by major and internship position.
Common internship courses for College of Science Majors include:
- ATMOS 5800 For Atmospheric Sciences majors
- ATMOS 5810 For Atmospheric Sciences majors
- BIOL 4965 For Biology majors, possible Biology lab or elective credit
- CHEM 4965 For Chemistry majors, possible Chemistry elective credit
- GEO 5900 For Geology & Geophysics majors
- HONOR 3500 For Honors students
- MATH 4910
- MSE 5800 (Fall) For Metallurgical Engineering Majors
- MSE 5801 (Spring) For Metallurgical Engineering Majors
Departments may have additional resources and can help you identify appropriate courses:
- Atmospheric Sciences
- School of Biological Sciences
- Department of Chemistry - The Department of Chemistry sends frequent emails to students on internship opportunities. Make sure to check your chemistry email for details.
- Geology & Geophysics
- Department of Mathematics
- Metallurgical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Department of Physics & Astronomy
For more detailed information and to discuss what might be best in your individual case, make an appointment with the internship coordinator. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor before selecting a course.