How to Obtain an Internship
MATH 185 – Mathematics Internship offered Periodically for 1-6 semester hours’ credit
Mathematics majors who have been offered an internship may receive credit through this course, with the approval of the department chair. The internship must be training for a position in which a college degree would be necessary for full-time employment and in which a major in mathematics would be considered beneficial. The number of semester hours depends on the type of work and on the number of hours worked, and will be determined by the department chair. Generally, students can expect to receive one semester hour per 28 hours worked. At the end of the semester, students will write and present a paper on the role of mathematics in the internship position. Students will be expected to keep a journal on their experience and to meet with a faculty mentor assigned to the course a minimum of three times to review journal and paper preparations. Final grades will include both on-site and academic work. An on-site evaluation of ‘poor’ will result in a final grade no higher than ‘C’. May be repeated for credit up to 6 semester hours. Prerequistes: MATH 73, and students must be mathematics majors with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better.