Regardless of whether your internship is paid or unpaid, you may have the opportunity to earn credit for your internship experience. The College of Arts and Sciences offers several course options for earning credit.

ARSC 3987 - Career Ready Internship

  • ARSC 3987 Career Ready Internship is a 3-credit ARSC upper division elective credit course offered in the fall and spring semesters. Students with summer internships may be eligible to take the ARSC 3987 course in fall in order to receive credit for their summer internship.

  • To be eligible for the course, students must meet the following requirements:
    • Secure an internship either on your own, or set up a meeting with Internship Coordinator Sarah Curry to talk about finding internship opportunities that qualify for academic credit
    • Be enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences with junior or senior standing at time of the internship
    • Work a minimum of 140 hours over the semester at your internship site
    • Provide Internship Coordinator Sarah Curry with an internship job description and your internship supervisor's contact information
    • You must get permission to enroll in the course prior to starting your internship - internship credit cannot be awarded retroactively

Other Internship Courses

Several academic departments within the College of Arts and Sciences offer internship courses as well. See below for the majors that offer internship courses.

Anthropology

Course
Number
Course Name
Description
Credits
Instructor
ANTH 3986
Internship in Anthropology
Field experience in a community social service agency for the purpose of furthering the student's integration of theory and practice in a professional setting. Placement is for a minimum of 140 hours per semester under the supervision of agency personnel, and includes a weekly seminar with the internship coordinator. S/U grade assessment. Limited enrollment. Prereq: Sr. stndg., ANTH major, and cons. of internship coordinator.
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Wendy Volz Daniels
ANTH 4986
Advanced Internship in Anthropology
Continuation of the internship experience (ANTH 3986). Placement is for a minimum of 140 hours per semester of supervised practice at the same agency as the previous semester and includes a weekly seminar with the internship coordinator. Credits earned cannot be counted toward the major. S/U grade assessment. Limited enrollment. Prereq: Sr. stndg., ANTH 3986, and cons. of internship coordinator.
3
Wendy Volz Daniels

Arts and Sciences (General Elective)

Course
Number
Course Name
Description
Credits
Instructor
ARSC 3987
Career Ready Internship
A career preparation experience in an organization (e.g. corporation, community social service agency, non-profit organization) designed to apply and integrate the theory and practice of an ARSC education in a professional setting. Must have completed ARSC 3986 in the previous term or have a concurrent placement in an approved internship position for a minimum of 140 hours per semester. Internships are performed under the supervision of organization personnel and College internship coordinator. Includes a weekly career preparedness and professional development seminar. May be taken only once. Prereq: Jr. or Sr. stndg, minimum cum GPA of 2.0 and preapproval of internship placement and cons. of College internship coordinator.
3
Sarah Curry

Biology

Course
Number
Course Name Description Credits Instructor
BIOL 3986 Internship in Biological Sciences Experience with a business or not-for-profit organization that affords students an opportunity to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills they have gained in the classroom to the “real world”. Placement is for a minimum of 160 hours per term under the supervision of an internship mentor/supervisor. Prereq: Cons. of internship coordinator 0 Martin St. Maurice
BIOL 3986H Honors Internship in Biological Sciences (Part-Time) Experience with a business or not-for-profit organization that affords students an opportunity to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills they have gained in the classroom to the “real world”. Placement is for a minimum of 160 hours per term under the supervision of an internship mentor/supervisor. As a Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. Prereq: Cons. of instructor; admission to the BSCI Disciplinary Honors Program 0 Martin St. Maurice
BIOL 3987 Internship in Biological Sciences (Full-Time) Experience with a business or not-for-profit organization that affords students an opportunity to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills they have gained in the classroom to the “real world”. Placement is for a minimum of 450 hours per term under the supervision of an internship mentor/supervisor. Prereq: Cons. of internship coordinator 0 Martin St. Maurice
BIOL 3987H Honors Internship in Biological Sciences (Full-Time) Experience with a business or not-for-profit organization that affords students an opportunity to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills they have gained in the classroom to the “real world”. Placement is for a minimum of 450 hours per term under the supervision of an internship mentor/supervisor. As a Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. Prereq: Cons. of internship coordinator; admission to the BSCI Disciplinary Honors Program 0 Martin St. Maurice

Computer Science

 
Course
Number
Course Name Description Credits Instructor
COSC 4987 Co-op Work Period Students work full-time during fall or spring terms in a cooperative education program work assignment approved in advance by the department. Responsibilities include relevant academic content. Grading and credits are accomplished by registering for COSC 4988 during the following term. Fee. Prereq: Jr. stndg. SNC/UNC grade assessment 0 Praveen Madiraju
COSC 4988 Co-op Grading Period Grading for preceding co-op work assignment is accomplished by completing a report on the work assignment, a report on academic material related to the work assignment, and other materials as required. Grading is completed during the school term following the work assignment. May be taken more than once, but a maximum of 2 credits may be counted toward a major in the department. Prereq: Jr. stndg. and COSC 4987 1 Praveen Madiraju

Criminology and Law Studies

 
Course
Number
Course Name Description Credits Instructor
CRLS 3986 Internship and Seminar in Criminology and Law Studies Field experience in a community social service agency for the purpose of furthering the student's integration of theory and practice in a professional setting. Placement is for a minimum of 140 hours per semester under the supervision of agency personnel, and includes a weekly seminar with the internship coordinator. S/U grade assessment. Limited enrollment. Prereq: Sr. stndg., CRLS major and cons. of internship coordinator 3 Wendy Volz Daniels
CRLS 4986 Advanced Internship and Seminar in Criminology and Law Studies Continuation of the internship experience (CRLS 3986). Placement is for a minimum of 140 hours per semester of supervised practice at the same agency as the previous semester and includes a weekly seminar with the internship coordinator. Credits earned cannot be counted toward the major. S/U grade assessment. Limited enrollment. Prereq: Sr. stndg., CRLS 3986 and cons. of internship coordinator 3 Wendy Volz Daniels

Economics

 
Course
Number
Course Name Description Credits Instructor
ECON 3986 Internship Work Period SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: ECON 3001 or ECON 3003; cons. of prog. dir. and cons. of Business Career Center 0 Joseph Daniels

English

 
Course
Number
Course Name Description Credits Instructor
ENGL 4986 Writing Internship On-the-job experience as writer and/or editor for a local agency; supervised by the agency and by English faculty. Although course is graded S/U, it counts toward the major or minor. May be taken only once. Guidelines and forms available in English department office. S/U grade assessment. Prereq: UCCS R and LPA requirements fulfilled and cons. of instr. May not be counted as a Literature course 3 Various faculty

History

 
Course
Number
Course Name Description Credits Instructor
HIST 4986 Internship in History Professional experience outside of the classroom in public history (details below), editorial, teaching, public service, research, or digital humanities. Students must arrange the internship in consultation with the department chair or designate. Students work three hours per week per credit hour and submit an annotated time sheet and a 3-5 page reflection paper on the work experience at the end of the term. Note: Students with an Interdisciplinary Minor in Public History must complete a 3-credit Internship in History at an archive, art or history museum, historical society or other approved institution. Students must arrange the internship in consultation with the department chair or designate and complete an internship agreement. S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch. or designate 1-3 John Mullins
HIST 4987 Internship in History: No Credit Professional experience outside of the classroom in public history, editorial, teaching, public service, research or digital humanities. Students must arrange the internship in consultation with the department chair or designate. Students work ten hours per week and submit an annotated time sheet and a 3-5 page reflection paper on the work experience at the end of the term. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch. or designate 0 John Mullins
HIST 5986 Internship in History (Graduate) Professional experience outside of the classroom in public history editorial, teaching, public service, research, and digital humanities. Students must arrange the internship in consultation with the department chair or designate. Students work three hours per week per credit hour and submit an annotated time sheet and 3-5 page reflection paper on the work experience at the end of the term. S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch. or designate 1-3 John Mullins
HIST 5987 Internship in History: No Credit (Graduate) Professional experience outside of the classroom in public history, editorial, teaching, public service, research or digital humanities. Students must arrange the internship in consultation with the department chair or designate. Students work ten hours per week and submit an annotated time sheet and a 3-5 page reflection paper on the work experience at the end of the term. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch. or designate 0 John Mullins

Political Science

 
Course
Number
Course Name Description Credits Instructor
POSC 4986 Internship in Political Science Practical learning experience in politics through the Les Aspin Program. Evaluation will require the student to relate the experience to literature on the subject. S/U grade assessment. Prereq: POSC 2201; admitted to the Les Aspin Center for Government program 3 Christopher Murray, Timothy O'Brien
POSC 4987 Internships as Field Experience For students who are completing or have just completed an internship. Through readings, discussions, and assignments, students develop analytical skills and acquire thematic knowledge complementary to the practical experiences of the internship. Specific topics vary by semester, depending on the class composition. Prereq: POSC 2201 or 2401 or 2061; or Jr. stndg 3 Karen Hoffman

Psychology

 
Course
Number
Course Name Description Credits Instructor
PSYC 4964 Field Experience in Psychology Placement in a specially selected applied setting in which the student has the opportunity to observe psychological knowledge, skills, and values demonstrated in one or more professional roles. Requires supervision in the setting and direction by the course instructor. Accompanied by seminar with readings, journals and reflections, presentations a term paper and demonstrated knowledge of appropriate ethical principles. Prereq: Sr. stndg., psychology major, and cons. of dept. ch. 3 Ed de St. Aubin

Sociology

 
Course
Number
Course Name Description Credits Instructor
SOCI 3986 Internship and Seminar in Sociology Field experience in a community social service agency for the purpose of furthering the student's integration of theory and practice in a professional setting. Placement is for a minimum of 140 hours per semester under the supervision of agency personnel and includes a weekly seminar with the internship coordinator. S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Sr. stndg., SOCI major, cons. of internship coordinator. Limited enrollment. 3 Wendy Volz Daniels
SOCI 4986 Advanced Internship and Seminar in Sociology Continuation of the internship experience (SOCI 3986). Placement is for a minimum of 140 hours per semester of supervised practice at the same agency as the previous semester and includes a weekly seminar with the internship coordinator. Credits earned cannot be counted toward the major. S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Sr. stndg., SOCI 3986 and cons. of internship coordinator. Limited enrollment 3 Wendy Volz Daniels

Social Welfare and Justice

 
Course
Number
Course Name Description Credits Instructor
SOWJ 3986 Internship in Social Welfare and Justice Field experience in a community social service agency for the purpose of furthering the student's integration of theory and practice in a professional setting. Placement is for a minimum of 140 hours per semester under the supervision of agency personnel, and includes a weekly seminar with the internship coordinator. S/U grade assessment. Limited enrollment. Prereq: Sr. stndg., SOWJ major, and cons. of internship coordinator 3 Wendy Volz Daniels
SOWJ 4986 Advanced Internship in Social Welfare and Justice Continuation of the internship experience (SOWJ 3986). Placement is for a minimum of 140 hours per semester of supervised practice at the same agency as the previous semester and includes a weekly seminar. S/U grade assessment. Limited enrollment. Prereq: SOWJ 3986 and cons. of internship coordinator 3 Wendy Volz Daniels

Theology

 
Course
Number
Course Name Instructor Credits Instructor
THEO 3986 Internship in Theology Practical learning to provide an intentional experience of pastoral service and leadership in a ministry-related setting. Students will apply the theology, concepts, and skills learned in the classroom by integrating study with pastoral praxis at an approved site and developing competencies in the areas of pastoral theology and ministry. Requires a commitment of a minimum of 10 hours per week at an approved site during the academic term and attendance at a group seminar. Students must have declared a major or a minor in Theology, completed at least 3 courses (9 cr. hrs.) in Theology and have a minimum 3.000 cum. GPA to be eligible. The student must complete an application for the internship. Selection is based on academic credentials, extracurricular experience, and a written essay. May be taken only once. Grade is determined by seminar participation, written work, evaluation of work performance at the student's site, and a final assignment. S/U grade assessment. Limited enrollment. Prereq: Jr. stndg., and consent of instructor 3 Michael Cover