CISA 484 Internship Course Options

CISA 484 internships provide the opportunity to earn elective credit anywhere from 1-9 hours depending on the number of hours spent at an approved internship site, and completing course assignments that include journal reflections that relate course work to your experience. These courses are also available for both BIS majors and non-BIS majors who are unable to obtain internship credit from their respective degree programs.

Students are able to use almost any internship to qualify for CISA 484 credit. There is no specific list students must choose from to obtain credit. As long as this internship is a new experience that has begun recently and not something that you have been working on for years as part of a current job, then we are always open to discussing providing elective internship credit for students. Also, you may not have any relation to your site supervisor, the organization’s owner, or any other conflict of interest. In addition, it should relate to your degree in some meaningful way.

We can offer the following credit hours for hours obtained at the internship site:

Credit HoursTotal Internship Hours
1 credit45 hours
2 credit90 hours
3 credit135 hours
4 credit180 hours
5 credit225 hours
6 credit270 hours
7 credit315 hours
8 credit360 hours
9 credit405 hours

Offered Sessions

Course OfferedSessions AvailableCredits Offered
ABS 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-6
BIS 484A and C Session (Fall, Spring) A and B Session (Summer)1-9
COM 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-3
HST 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-3
ISS 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-3
OGL 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-9
POS 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-6
STS 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-6
TWC 484C and B Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-3

Session Deadlines

Spring B 2018March 15, 2018
Summer C 2018May 16, 2018
Summer B 2018June 30, 2018
Fall C 2018August 24, 2018
Fall B 2018October 12, 2018
Spring C 2019January 16, 2019
Spring B 2019March 15, 2019

Internship Application Requirements

To apply for your internship, we need ALL three of the following documents: 

  • A confirmation letter from your site supervisor on official company letterhead or from their company email, including phone contact information, that indicates when the internship will take place and that they understand you will need to complete the required number of hours based on your enrollment request. 
  • The internship site must also complete the Student Placement Agreement.
    • Leave the university signee part blank, but your mentor must sign on behalf of the facility.
    • For the facility portion, the mentor will write in:
      • Facility: name of internship site or company
      • Signed: sign their name (legal signature)
      • Printed: print their name
      • Title: the title they hold at the company or site
      • Start date: The start date should be the first day of classes or the day they sign the agreement (whichever the site prefers)
      • End date: The end date needs to be the last day of the semester or a later date chosen by the site up to 5 years
  • A completed 484 Credit Sheet

You may drop it off in person to Nicholas Maddox’s attention at one of the Integrative Sciences and Arts offices:

Tempe campus

Urban Systems Engineering (USE), 138

Downtown Phoenix campus

University Center (UCENT), third floor

Polytechnic campus

Santa Catalina (SANCA), 2nd floor

OR You may scan and email it to

If you have questions, please contact us at 480-965-1970, or email