Course Information: Internship

Computer Science Department
Course Competency Plan
COURSE: CpSc 450 Internship

Course Description: Professional work experience performed as an intern at selected agencies supervised both by the agency and by the Computer Science Department. (3 credits)

Course Outcomes: This course and its outcomes support the Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology Learning Outcomes of Problem Solving and Critical Thinking (PS&CT), Communication and Interpersonal Skills (C&IS), and Ethical and Professional Responsibilities (E&PR). These Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology Learning Outcomes are tied directly to the University Wide Outcomes of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Communication, and Values and Ethics.

This course engages students in the following high impact practice: Internships
Course ObjectivesDepartmental Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
  1. Compare and contrast the attitudes and responsibilities in an educational environment with the attitudes and responsibilities in a professional environment. [All 3: PS&CT; C&IS; E&PR]
  2. Apply the knowledge acquired from completing a variety of college courses to the solution of problems encountered in the internship setting. [All 3: PS&CT, C&IS; E&PR]
  3. Summarize the experience during the internship. [All 3: C&IS]
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Solve abstract and complex problems using software design methodology. Make informed choices among alternative solutions.


Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Use written, oral and electronic methods for effective communication.


Ethical and Professional Responsibilities.
Discern and articulate the impact of technologies on society.