2020-2021 Catalog

PSYCH 399 Independent Study/Internship

Independent Study encourages the experienced student with high academic standing to design an individual project with a faculty mentor. Such projects typically may not duplicate existing courses in the curriculum. Independent Study projects range from independent reading, guided fieldwork, clinical practica, and creative endeavors. To register for an Independent Study, a student must currently be a declared major and have successfully completed at least thirty (30) credit hours of study at MMC. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Generally, independent study courses are approved for 3 credits; they are not usually approved for the same semester during which a student registers for an internship. Students may not audit an Independent Study. Students may not request to take an Independent Study for a Pass/Fail grade. Independent studies may be designed at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level.

Internships provide students with an opportunity to receive field experience in a major area of interest. MMC works with numerous private and public organizations, including non-profit agencies, where students may intern for college credit.