Apply Knowledge and Skills beyond the Classroom

The opportunity to apply what students have learned in a real world setting is an important experience – possibly the experience of a lifetime. Whether a career internship, a summer abroad, a chance to assist an underserved community, or any of a wide range of experiences beyond the classroom, such an exploration can be eye-opening and transformational.

Building upon foundational skills, synthesis of knowledge, and development of civic responsibility, the experiential component of General Education serves as an integrated and applied learning opportunity. 

Experiential learning can take many forms, such as:

  • Research and Scholarly Activity
  • Service Learning
  • Study Abroad
  • Performance and Creative Activity
  • Internship
  • Field Work
  • Leadership
  • Teaching and Training Assistantships

Each form has a unique set of learning outcomes, but a common element is that each enables students to apply in-class learning to real-world settings. Moreover, these are the kinds of experiences that employers and graduate school admissions committees value highly.

Students must have an academic sponsor for an experiential learning credit. Students in letter-graded courses must receive a C or better.