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Paul Turpin
Department Chair
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Internships and Practica

Internships and Practica
A Communication major is required to complete an internship or practicum. The Department believes that practica and internships are important adjuncts to learning. These experiences are available both on and off campus in the communication areas of radio, television, public relations, journalism, organizational communication and forensics. Internships and practica are taken for pass/no credit.

Internship and Practica Requirements
Students who undertake an internship or a practicum through the Department must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Students must have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above in order to register for an internship, COMM 087/COMM 187, to count toward the major; otherwise
  2. students with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0, may be placed in practicum, COMM 089/COMM 189, to serve in an on-campus setting
  3. students should complete the appropriate courses as prescribed by the Faculty Supervisor, before the Internship or Practica is undertaken (exceptions must be approved by the Faculty Supervisor)
  4. undergraduate students may complete a total of 16 units through COMM 087/COMM 187 (Internships) and/or Practica, COMM 089/COMM 189. Students must participate in the mandatory internship seminar sessions, and a site-visit with the faculty supervisor.