Internships by Major

Students may earn up to three credits for any one internship experience. Internship credit is also available as an elective outside the major with approval of the respective academic department. Students may complete up to six internship credits within their major and up to six credits outside of their major, for a total of 12 internship credits. Exceptions to this limitation include, but may not be limited to, Clinical Laboratory Science, which requires at least eight and up to 14 credits for its required clinical internship.

Please refer to the current Bellarmine University Course Catalog and individual academic departments for the most up-to-date information about internship programs, credits, requirements, policies and procedures. In addition to the departmental internship agreements below, students seeking academic credit must complete the following forms.

  • Internship Application and Registration Form - To be filled out by the student and, along with a written proposal, submitted for review and acceptance by a faculty sponsor in the department that will be awarding academic credit. See the form for details about the written proposal and other requirements for approval.
  • Intern Evaluation Form - An assessment of the student's performance by the employer's internship supervisor that should be returned to the faculty sponsor before the end of the semester.
  • Internship Site Evaluation Form - An assessment of the internship experience by the student that should be returned to the faculty sponsor before the end of the semester.


Major Internship Credit Agreement
Accounting
Internship credit not offered; part-time and full-time internships encouraged; prerequisite – junior status for full-time internship. N/A
Actuarial Science
MATH 444/445 offered as electives. Form
Art
ART 444/445 offered as electives. Form
Arts Administration
AA 444/445 required; prerequisite – junior or senior status. Form*
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
No internship credit course through the major, but available as electives through other majors. N/A
Biology
BIOL 444/445 offered as electives; prerequisite – junior or senior status. Form
Business Administration
BA 444 (Internship Class) – required; prerequisite – sophomore status and Communications 205; semester abroad satisfies internship requirement.
BA 445 (International Experience) – offered as elective; held in a foreign country each summer.
Form
Chemistry
CHEM 444/445 offered as electives. Form*
Communication
COMM 444 required; COMM 445 offered as elective. Form
Computer Engineering
CS 421 (Research) required; CS 444/445 offered as electives. Form
Computer Science
C.S. 444/445 offered as electives. Form
Criminal Justice Studies
CJS 444/445 required. Form*
Design, Arts & Technology
Students must complete a second major in Art, Business Administration, Communication, English or Music Technology. If the second major does not offer an internship course, DAT 444 is required. Form*
Economics
ECON 444/445 offered as electives; prerequisite – ECON 111 and 112. Form*
Education
Various field observation, experience and student teaching courses as required by certification and specialization. N/A
English
ENGL 444/445 offered as electives. Form*
Environmental Science
No internship credit course through the major, but available as electives through other majors. N/A
Exercise Science
EXSC 444/445 are required. Number of work hours and other requirements are available from the department. N/A
Finance
No internship credit course through the major, but available as electives through other majors. N/A
Foreign Language & International Studies
FREN/GERM/SPAN 444/445 offered as electives. Form
History
HIST 444/445 offered as electives. Form
Liberal Studies
No internship credit course through the major, but available as electives through other majors. N/A
Mathematics
MATH 444/445 offered as electives. Form
Medical Laboratory Science
MLS 490 (Clinical Internship) required. N/A
Music
MUSI 444/445 offered as electives. Form*
Music Technology
MUSI 444/445 offered as electives. Form*
Nursing
No internship credit course through the major, but available as electives through other majors. N/A
Philosophy
No internship credit course through the major, but available as electives through other majors. N/A
Political Science
PS 444/445 offered as electives. Form
Psychology
Traditional: PSYC 444/445 offered as electives. Human Services & Human Resources: PSYC 444 required; PSYC 445 offered as elective. Form
Respiratory Therapy
No internship credit course through the major, but available as electives through other majors. N/A
Sociology
SOC 444/445 offered as electives; prerequisite – junior status or permission. Form*
Spanish
SPAN 444/445 offered as electives. N/A
Theatre
THEA 444/445 offered as electives; prerequisite – junior or senior status. Form*
Theology
THEO 444/445 offered as electives; prerequisite – THEO 200. Form*


* Since there is no specific agreement for this academic department, a generic Internship Agreement for Academic Credit is provided above as a convenience. Please confirm with the faculty sponsor and/or department chair that the terms of this generic agreement satisfy their requirements for an academic internship. Students and faculty may contact Career Development for further assistance.