Declared Biological Sciences Major or by Special Permission of the Instructor
Cumulative GPA of 2.0 minimum
The Internship in the Life Sciences is a 3 credit course, offered through the Division of Life Sciences for students from SAS and SEBS majoring in Biological Sciences or other Life Science majors (with permission) that accompanies participation in a Life Sciences based internship to enable students to receive degree credit. Students must complete either the specific hour requirement of their formal internship program or if not designated by their internship, a minimum of 112 hours during either the summer session (minimum 8 weeks) or regular semester, to earn 3 credits. A professional at the internship site and the course administrator supervise the internship. Students are also required to complete online asynchronous academic assignments throughout the semester to earn credit.
This purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to develop experience and knowledge regarding the expectations, qualifications, competencies and responsibilities of professionals working within the life sciences through an internship experience with academic component. Students will integrate knowledge from their life science coursework to the internship experience, develop new skills, and reflect on their learning experience
Course Satisfies Learning Goals
I. To acquire the appropriate factual and conceptual knowledge that provides students with a foundation to further their education and career in the areas of life science or health science. Students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge (ex. identify, define, explain…) of the concepts, practices and principles that comprise the biological sciences.
IV. To develop critical thinking and problems solving skills appropriate to prepare students to evaluate, synthesize and generate knowledge that provides them with a competitive advantage to adapt to an evolving, global, and knowledge based society. Students will be able to demonstrate application of higher order thinking (ex. classify diagnosis, evaluate, synthesize, hypothesize…). Students will develop an understanding of not only the connections within biology but also the connections between biology and other scientific disciplines.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
Grade based on completion of a range of assignments, including weekly journal entries, informational interview, resume development, and final reflection paper. There are no examinations. Successful completion of the course requires feedback from site supervisor on student performance.
Selected lecture material will be made available on the website.
Special permission number required to enroll. Please contact Dr. Carr-Schmid or Kristen Lester for the application process and assistance in registering.
Anne Carr-Schmid, Ph.D.
Office Location: Nelson Laboratories B112, Busch Campus
Office Location: Martin Hall Room 109, Cook Campus
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.