Departmental internship courses may also fulfill the Beyond the Classroom requirement.
Students should check with their major advisor and individual college to inquire about
pre-approved departmental internship courses. Students are responsible for keeping
their Honors advisor informed if they plan on enrolling in a departmental internship
course. All courses not pre-approved are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the SCHC
Internship team to determine if the course is eligible to fulfill the BTC requirement.
Students will either self-enroll or be enrolled through their department. If approved,
when the course is reflected on the student’s transcript and passed with a grade of
‘C’ or better, the Honors Advisor will note completion of the BTC requirement on the
student’s Honors Advising Form.
Career Center Cooperative Education and Internship Program
The Career Center’s Cooperative Education and Internship Program (fall, spring and
summer semester) may also fulfill the Beyond the Classroom requirement. This program
is a good fit for students participating in a full-time cooperative education or internship
experience during a major academic semester. Students should communicate with the
Career Center’s Experiential Education Team regarding eligibility and enrollment in
the program for the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Students are responsible for
keeping their Honors advisor informed if they plan on enrolling in the program.
Students will be enrolled in the program through the UofSC Career Center. When the
program is reflected on the student’s transcript, the student will earn six Honors
credits. Three credits can fulfill BTC requirement, and 3 credits can fulfill an Honors
The Honors Advisor will update the Honors advising form accordingly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Students can enroll in the Honors internship course multiple times. Each internship
experience must be approved through the Honors Internship Contract. The Honors internship course (and other approved internship experiences noted in
the BTC policy) can fulfill the BTC requirement or an Honors Elective.
A student must complete at least 150 hours to earn 3 Honors credits for an Honors
internship. Exceeding the 150 hours for an internship experience does not result
in additional Honors credits.
No. While the general Honors Internship Course for 1 credit (SCHC 391) cannot fulfill the Honors BTC requirement, it can fulfill Honors Elective #7.
To enroll in SCHC 391, students must complete the Honors Internship Contract and have the contract approved before beginning an internship experience. Students
enrolled in the course must work at least 50 hours and complete the academic requirements
as outlined in the syllabus. When the course is reflected on the student’s transcript
and passed with a grade of ‘C’ or better, the Honors advisor will note completion
of Elective #7 on the student’s Honors Advising Form.
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