Internships are invaluable in that they allow students to take the skills they've learned in the classroom and apply them in a professional workplace environment.

  • ENG 099 Portfolio must be completed before a student can apply to receive credit for an internship.
  • To receive academic credit, students must receive permission from the department chairperson and all major advisors and submit the required letters of recommendation to the faculty supervisor.
  • Students must also submit a completed application (available in the registrar's office) to the registrar's office and to the faculty supervisor prior to registration.
  • In addition to any work required at the internship location, during the internship and at its conclusion, students also have responsibilities that serve the academic component.
  • Students have a faculty supervisor as well as an on-site supervisor to help guide them through the process.
  • For every one-semester hour of credit, students must complete a minimum of 45 hours at the internship location.

For ideas and sources for locating an internship, students can go to the Center for Career Development. The English department faculty also often provides details on specific internship openings.

Independent Study and Departmental Honors

Juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.00 GPA, who wish to study an in-depth topic that is not covered in any offered courses may choose to take an independent study. For every semester hour of credit, the student must complete at least 45 clock hours of time working on what should ultimately result in a final formal document. Students are responsible for completing the necessary application forms, which are available in the registrar's office, and finding a professor to oversee their progress.

Students may enroll in a maximum of three credit hours per independent study in any one semester. A maximum of six credit hours in independent study may be used toward the graduation requirements.

English majors with a minimum 3.50 GPA at the end of their junior year also may choose to apply for departmental honors in conjunction with an independent study. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned toward independent study. Details are available from the department chairperson.





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