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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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GEOL 155 - Internship in Geology and Environmental Resources

Semester Hours: 1-6
Fall, January, Spring, Summer
Students will apply skills and concepts learned in their geology major to a job or research project at an external geotechnical firm, environmental firm, engineering firm, or research internship sponsored by NASA, The Geological Society of America, National Science Foundation (NSF), or other established research institution.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Approval of department chairperson and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in major course work. The internship course is an enrichment of the academic experience and will not substitute for any required courses in the geology degree programs but will count toward liberal arts elective credits. The Hofstra faculty internship mentor will assign a letter grade based on the average of the grade on the report and/or presentation and the on-site evaluation grade with the caveat that an on-site evaluation of “poor” or “unacceptable” will result in a grade no higher than a C. The course is offered on an independent study basis. Credit is calculated based on a total time commitment of approximately 38 hours per credit. This must include a minimum of 28 hours per credit off campus, plus at most 10 hours spent pursuing on-campus research or ancillary assignments. All students are expected to keep a journal documenting their progress and experiences in the internship. Students will also be expected write a final report detailing their experiences and reflecting on how they applied the skills and concepts learned as a geology major to their internship. Alternatively, a technical report or research paper may be presented based on the research conducted during the internship. Also acceptable would be a published abstract and presentation at a local or national professional meeting.

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