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Internship Requirements by Major

Internship Requirements by Major

View the content below to learn more about the different models for internship engagement and learn the requirements for your major.

Practicum vs Traditional

Students who follow a practicum model meet with their faculty sponsor once a week with a designated class time to review internship experience and reflect on their experience. Students who follow a traditional internship model will complete 135 hours, no classroom time. View the chart below to learn about different requirements for different majors.

  • Traditional Internship Registration Requirements

    Students who do not fall into the major groups below will follow a traditional internship registration model.
    For more information, please click the following link: HERE .
    For employer requirements click HERE.

  • Psychology (PSYCH 499)

    Students who wish to receive credit for a Psychology Internship will have 15 hrs of classroom time during the semester.
    For more information about how to register a psychology internship, please click the following link: HERE .

  • Justice Studies (CJ 469/SEC 469/LS 469)
    Public Health (PH 460)

    Students in the School of Justice Studies will complete 15 hrs of classroom time during the semester. Public Health majors will complete 45 hrs of classroom time during the semester.
    For more information about how to register a justice studies internship or public health internship, please click the following link: HERE .
    For employer requirements click HERE.

  • Gabelli School of Business

    Students completing an internship for credit through the Gabelli School of Business have an additional writing requirement for the end of semester paper.
    For details, please click the following link: HERE.

  • International Internships

    Looking to do an internship abroad for either for valuable experience or to fulfill your internship requirement? Complete your internship abroad!
    To learn more, please click the following link: HERE .

For a video tutorial on how to enter your internship/practicum into Handshake, please click below.

HANDSHAKE INTERNSHIP VIDEO TUTORIAL

Does your major require an internship?

Majors: Required Internship Majors: Elective Credit Internship (optional)
Accounting American Studies
Arts Management (minor) Anthropology+Sociology
Communication & Media Studies * Also can do Senior Thesis Capstone as requirement Applied Mathematics
Creative Writing * Also can do CW-450 or CW-451 Aquaculture & Aquarium Science
Cybersecurity & Networking (practicum model) Biochemistry
Web Development Biology
Graphic Design * Also can do DSGN:429 Citizen Designer Business Law (3 + 3)
International Business Chemistry
Journalism Computer Science
Legal Studies (practicum model) Criminal Justice (practicum model)
Legal Studies and Law (3 + 3) (practicum model) Dance/Performance
Management Economics
Security Assurance Studies (practicum model) English Literature
Psychology (practicum model) Environmental Science
Public Health (practicum model) Finance
Public Relations Foreign Language
Visual Arts (BFA only) Forensic Science (practicum model)
History
International Relations
Marine Biology
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Political Science
Theatre
Visual Arts (B.A.)
Writing (minor)

 

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