Field experience working as an intern in a private or public agency. Supervised, on-site work is required. Forty-five clock hours of experiential work are required for each semester hour of credit. The directing faculty member must approve the internship placement. Grades are assigned as S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Cross-listed as BIOL/ENVS 499. Prerequisites: Minimum 15 hours of coursework in the major with a grade of C or better, senior standing, declared major in Biology, Chemistry or Environmental Science, minimum 3.0 GPA in major core classes at time of registration of internship. Students may register for no more than 12 science internship credits (399 and 499 combined) during their time at Columbia College.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Minimum 15 hours of coursework in the major with a grade of C or better, senior standing, declared major in Biology, Chemistry or Environmental Science, minimum 3.0 GPA in major core classes at time of registration of internship. Students may register for no more than 12 science internship credits (399 and 499 combined) during their time at Columbia College.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall and Spring.
Readings may be assigned as determined by the specific internship experience.
To apply advanced knowledge and skills gained in science coursework, in a practical setting.
To explore science-related career options.
To promote advanced personal skills and work values.
To promote learning through practical experience.
Demonstrate relationship of internship activity to science coursework.
Demonstrate increased personal understanding of relevant aspects of science, as a consequence of internship activities.
Locate science internship with help of appropriate faculty and Career Services coordinator
Complete internship contract with guidance from faculty member and Career Services internship coordinator
Complete internship orientation prior to beginning of internship
Complete 45 clock hours of internship work for each hour of academic credit (135 hours for three credit hours)
Complete all work as agreed upon in the internship contract
Submit periodic reports to supervising faculty member
Submit a final report on the internship to include a journal of internship activities, a summary description of how the learning objectives agreed upon in the internship contract were met, and a personal evaluation of the internship experience.
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 10
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical
outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.