484 Internship Course Options

You can earn anywhere from 1-9 hours of elective credit by enrolling in and completing some academic assignments while working in an approved internship site. Course assignments will include journal reflections that relate course work to your experience, and the number of credits you can earn depends on the number of hours spent at an approved internship site. These courses are open to Interdisciplinary Studies majors as well as to students in other majors who are unable to obtain internship credit from their respective degree programs.

Students are able to use almost any internship to qualify for 484 credit. There is no specific list of placements students must choose from to obtain credit, but the internship should relate to your degree in some meaningful way.. As long as this internship is a new experience that you have 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. Other stipulations are that you may not have any relation to your site supervisor, to the organization’s owner, or any other conflict of interest.  

We can offer the following credit hours for hours obtained at an 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 OfferedMajor Requirment
ABS 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-6ABS Majors Only
BIS 484A, B, and C Session (Fall, Spring) A and B Session (Summer)1-9IDS Majors Only
CAP 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-12CAP and PSY Majors Only
COM 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-3COM Majors Only
ENG 484C Session (Fall and Spring)1-12Any Major
HST 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-3HST Majors Only
ISS 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-3ISS Majors Only
OGL 484A, B, and C Session (Fall, Spring) A and B Session (Summer)1-9Any Major
POS 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-6POS Majors Only
STS 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-6STS Majors Only
TWC 484B and C Session (Fall and Spring)3TWC Majors Only

Session Deadlines

Session Deadline
Fall C 2020 (8/20 - 12/04)Due August 6, 2020
Fall B 2020 (10/14 - 12/04)Due September 24, 2020
Spring C 2021 (1/11 – 4/30)Due December 10, 2020
Spring B 2021 (3/15 – 4/30)Due February 18, 2021
Summer C 2021 (5/17 – 7/9)Due April 29, 2021
Summer B 2021 (6/30 – 8/10)Due June 10, 2021

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 Nicholas.Maddox@asu.edu.

If you have questions, please contact us at 480-965-1970, or email Nicholas.Maddox@asu.edu.


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