University Studies (UST)

UST 482      INTERNSHIP PREPARATION      Credit: 1

Prepares students to undertake an internship related to the student's major so that they may better evaluate and comprehend the specific career choice they are considering and to gain valuable experiences that ensure they are career-ready.

UST 483      INTERNSHIP I      Credits: 2

Provides students with real-world experiences in fields related to their chosen or contemplated professions and provides valuable experiences that ensure that students are career-ready.
Prerequisites: UST 482 with a C or higher.

UST 484      INTERNSHIP II      Credits: 2

Provides students with real-world experiences in fields related to their chosen or contemplated professions and provides valuable experiences that ensure that students are career-ready.
Prerequisites: UST 482 with a C or higher.

UST 487      INTENSIVE INTERNSHIP      Credits: 5

Provides a single-semester, intensive internship for students who are highly motivated to complete their internship and graduate under an accelerated timeline. As with all internship experiences, it provides students hands-on experience in their academic field and offers a direct opportunity to understand and evaluate the specific career choices they are considering and to gain valuable expereiences that ensure they are career-ready.
Prerequisites: Permission of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and completion of Approval Form.

UST 492      SENIOR THESIS PREPARATION      Credit: 1

This course is required for students planning to complete a senior thesis. The product of this course will be a thesis proposal.
Prerequisites: Upper division standing as a University Studies major; approval of department chair.

UST 493      UNIVERSITY STUDIES THESIS I: LITERATURE REVIEW AND PROJECT DESIGN      Credits: 2

The first of two courses required to complete the thesis option of the Senior Project for graduation as a University Studies major. Students are guided through initial components of the thesis process including literature review, project design, obtaining approval from Concordia's Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the first steps of implementation.
Prerequisites: UST 492 with a B or higher; upper division standing; agreement of a faculty member to serve as Faculty Supervisor for thesis project.

UST 494      UNIVERSITY STUDIES THESIS II: RESEARCH, WRITING, AND DEFENSE      Credits: 2

The second of two courses required to complete the thesis option of the Senior Project for graduation as a University Studies major. Students are guided through the final components of the thesis project, including research, data gathering and analysis, and writing and defense of the thesis. The defense will be a public event open to faculty, staff, students, and community members.
Prerequisites: UST 493 with a C or higher.

UST 497      INTENSIVE THESIS      Credits: 5

Provides a single-semester, intensive thesis for students who are highly motivated to complete their thesis and graduate under an accelerated timeline. Students are guided through selecting and planning a research topic or theme, data gathering and analysis, and writing and defense of the thesis. The defense of the thesis will be a public event open to faculty, staff, students, and community members.
Prerequisites: Permission of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and completion of Approval Form.