Experiential Learning

Experiential learning provides different ways for you to be more actively engaged in learning by practicing your academic discipline, rather than just studying it. These opportunities include a range of activities that occur inside and outside of the formal classroom setting.

The Career Center oversees the following types of experiences:

Clinical
A clinical laboratory applies only to health technology programs. A clinical is a laboratory section that meets at a health-related agency facility in lieu of on-campus laboratory facilities. Clinical laboratory sessions provide a realistic environment for student learning.

Co-Op (Cooperative Education)
A co-op alternates or combines semesters of academic study with work experience in appropriate fields as an integral part of degree plan completion and involves a partnership among you, BGSU, and employers that formally integrates your academic study with work experience in cooperating employer organizations.

CO-OP50
A zero-credit transcript notation available when you complete an internship or co-op.

Internship
An internship is a repeatable, variable credit-based experience (at least 3 credit hours), typically graded S/U that involves a partnership among you, BGSU, and employers that formally integrates your academic study with work or community service experience.

Practicum
A practicum is an on- or off-campus work experience that is integrated with academic instruction in which you apply concurrently learned concepts to practical situations within an occupational field.