Experiential Learning Policies
Students wanting to earn credit for experiential learning opportunities must abide by the policies listed below. Please keep in mind that policies are subject to change and any questions or concerns should be directed to the student’s program or department administrator unless otherwise noted.
Internship credit can be obtained at the undergraduate level in Computer Science, Information Science, and in many of the dual major programs. At the graduate level, credit is available in the Computer Science and Intelligent Systems programs.
Practicum provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in an area they wish to explore and to apply their knowledge and skills in a workplace setting. It’s offered at the graduate level in the Information Science and Telecommunications programs.
Co-op provides an opportunity for students to rotate between working full-time and taking classes full-time. It’s offered at the undergraduate level in the Computer Science and Information Science programs. At the graduate level, credit is available in the Computer Science, Information Science, and Telecommunications programs.
Graduate students enrolled in the Library and Information Science program can participate in an optional field experience as an elective. Credit can be obtained by working in a related, professional setting combined with scheduled class meetings, conferences, and reflective discussions with other students.
For a list of experiential learning courses, please visit the current offerings here. For career resources to assist in obtaining experiences (for credit or not), please click here. Pitt’s Career Center also has some important policies regarding offers and privacy guidelines for recruitment that happens on-campus here.