The Department recognizes the value of internships and encourages qualified students to earn credit through COMS 497 or JOUR 492. Internships are intended to help provide a transition to professional life. The work experience offers opportunities to learn skills and concepts outside of the traditional classroom setting, while applying previously learned skills and concepts to an on-the-job setting. The Internship Coordinator, the employer, and the student work as a team to make the internship a valuable learning experience for the student.
Communication and Journalism majors who have taken at least six hours of relevant courses and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher are eligible to receive internship credit.