Credit for Co-op
Under some circumstances, undergraduate Computer
Science majors may receive academic credit for
their computer science co-op or work assignment experience.
Graduate students are not eligible for credit for co-op. In order to
receive credit, students must meet all of the following criteria:
- As soon as the student has determined to seek credit for the
experience, s/he must notify the CS Department through either
her/his academic advisor or the Undergraduate Curriculum Chair
(Professor Stewart). In no case can this
be later than two months after the co-op experience has started. An
advisor for the co-op credits will be assigned by the department.
- Shortly after starting the co-op experience and in any case no
later than three months into the co-op, the student must
submit a written report to the advisor outlining the activity
for which academic credit will be requested.
- After completing the co-op, the student must submit a detailed
written report to the advisor describing the activities,
and including sample code and other documents as required by the
Computer Science faculty advisor.
- The student must provide written verification from the co-op
Academic credit will only be awarded to activities that have
some academic content. Activities such as routine code development,
maintaining databases, etc cannot receive academic credit. At most 4
credits will be awarded to co-op or work assignments. Consistent
with the department policy on independent study courses, this credit
may not be counted as a Computer Science Option.
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