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.

  • Internship Application/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.


Major Internship Credit
Accounting
Internship credit not offered; part-time and full-time internships encouraged; prerequisite – junior status for full-time internship.
Actuarial Science
MATH 444/445 offered as electives.
Art
ART 444/445 offered as electives.
Arts Administration
ART 444/445 required; prerequisite – junior or senior status.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
BIOL 444/445 offered as electives.
Biology
BIOL 444/445 offered as electives; prerequisite – junior or senior status.
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.
Chemistry
CHEM 444/445 offered as electives.
Communication
COMM 444 required; COMM 445 offered as elective.
Computer Engineering
CS 421 (Research) required; CS 444/445 offered as electives.
Computer Science
C.S. 444/445 offered as electives.
Criminal Justice Studies
CJS 444/445 required.
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.
Economics
ECON 444/445 offered as electives; prerequisite – ECON 111 and 112.
Education
Various field observation, experience and student teaching courses as required by certification and specialization.
English
ENGL 444/445 offered as electives.
Environmental Science and Environmental Studies
ENVS 444 required; prerequisite – junior or senior standing
Exercise Science
EXSC 444/445 are required. Number of work hours and other requirements are available from the department.
Finance
No internship credit course through the major, but available as electives through other majors.
Foreign Language & International Studies
FLIS 444/445 offered as electives.
History
HIST 444/445 offered as electives.
Liberal Studies
No internship credit course through the major, but available as electives through other majors.
Mathematics
MATH 444/445 offered as electives.
Medical Laboratory Science
MLS 490 (Clinical Internship) required.
Music
MUSI 444/445 offered as electives.
Music Technology
MUSI 444/445 offered as electives.
Nursing
Clinicals required. No internship credit course through the major, but available as electives through other majors. 
Philosophy
PHIL 444 offered as elective. 
Political Science
PS 444/445 offered as electives.
Psychology
Traditional: PSYC 444/445 offered as electives. Human Services & Human Resources: PSYC 444 required; PSYC 445 offered as elective.
Respiratory Therapy
No internship credit course through the major, but available as electives through other majors.
Sociology
SOC 444/445 offered as electives; prerequisite – junior status or permission.
Spanish
SPAN 444/445 offered as electives.
Theatre
THEA 444/445 offered as electives; prerequisite – junior or senior status.
Theology
THEO 444/445 offered as electives; prerequisite – THEO 200.

Students and faculty may contact Career Development for further assistance.