Approved Educational Experiences
Students interested in meeting a KU Core learning outcome through an educational experience are encouraged to review the list of approved options below and select the one(s) that meet your needs. This list will be updated as new educational experiences are approved. Each experience has clearly articulated requirements that must be met. Your advisor will be able to guide your decisions and should be consulted as you map out your degree completion plans.
Study Abroad Experience
A significant study abroad experience, defined as an experience of a semester or year duration or an approved short-term program. Meets Goal 4, Learning Outcome 2.
A weeklong service trip, combined with enrollment for credit in the Alternative Breaks preparatory course. Participants earn service learning certification through the Center for Service Learning. Satisfies Goal 5.
Practical experience working in a National Weather Service forecasting center. Satisfies Goal 5.
Service Learning Certificate
Two designated 3-credit hour service learning classes, total of 60 hours of volunteer service, and guided reflection. Note: the 60 hours of volunteer service may include service hours from service learning classes. Satisfies Goal 5.
AAAS Field Experience
A supervised placement in practical situations where students actively participate in organized work within the community. Satisfies Goal 6.
Completion of four upper division mathematics courses along with two courses in the same discipline. Satisfies Goal 6.
Summer Archaeological Fieldwork
Paleoindian, Pawnee, and Euro-American Archaeology on the Central Plains. Satisfies Goal 6.
Hands-on experience in the environmental field. Satisfies Goal 6.
Practical experience working in a National Weather Service forecasting center. Satisfies Goal 6.
Practical experience in private industry working with current and/or archived meteorological data. Satisfies Goal 6.
Supervised practical experience by enrollment in GEOG 490. Satisfies Goal 6.
A work experience coupled with coursework by enrollment in LA&S 490/PRE 575. Satisfies Goal 6.
Internship with nonprofit community or campus organizations. Enrollment in SOC 490 required. Satisfies Goal 6.
Social Welfare Field Practicum
Field practicum settings include public health clinics, community mental health centers, child welfare agencies, court services, senior centers, and community development projects. Enrollment in SW 601 required. Satisfies Goal 6.
Structured Sequences in Mathematics and Statistics
Completion of four upper division mathematics courses that form two sequences in mathematics and statistics. Satisfies Goal 6.
Supervised study with an approved theater company or project. Enrollment in THR 307 required. Satisfies Goal 6.
Topeka Semester Internship
Intern seminar at statehouse in Topeka. Enrollment in POLS 495 required. Satisfies Goal 6.
Washington D.C. Semester Internship
Intern seminar in Washington, D.C. Satisfies Goal 6.