Internships and Co-ops are Key to Student Success

The College of Business Administration (CBA) offers both internship and cooperative education (co-op) courses for undergraduate students. Internships and co-ops are some of the most meaningful college experiences that help prepare students for their future careers. An internship or co-op offers a great opportunity for students to connect classroom learning to “real-world” settings while earning college credit. Most internship and co-op opportunities are also paid, helping students pay for expenses.

For employers, these experiences are a way to augment staff and to build a pipeline of talented entry-level employees. The Internship Coordinator assists undergraduates, graduates and employers alike through the internship/co-op experience.

Earning College Credit with Internships and Co-Ops

Both internships and co-ops have some related academic requirements. Internships are reflected as a three-credit course and co-ops are reflected on transcripts as a Credit/No credit class. Graduate students are limited to internship opportunities which are reflected on transcripts as a Credit/No credit class. There are limited co-op options available for graduate students. See information about graduate internships and employment opportunities.

The undergraduate internship course is a three-credit-hour course, and students will be assessed the University tuition rate for those three credits. Graduate internships may range from 1-3 credits. Students registered for the co-op course will be assessed a $55.00 course registration fee. If you have questions about the course for which you should register, please contact your academic advisor or the Internship Coordinator. Even if you do not want to earn course or co-op credit for the experience, you should still report all internships to the Internship Coordinator.