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Experiential Learning Requirement

What is the ELR?

All undergraduate students whose majors are within the School of Business Administration must complete two significant experiential learning activities as a requirement for graduation.

Experiential Learning Involves

  • Active experience beyond the traditional classroom
  • Transfer of learned course material to a real-world setting
  • Use of concrete examples and meaningful discussion to gain understanding of the future work environment

What Counts as ELR Credit?

Internships for Academic Credit

Any internship course in the School of Business Administration (e.g., ACCT 397, MGMT 397, etc.) will be automatically recorded in Degree Audit by the Registrar’s Office as meeting one of the requirements.

Two internships will completely satisfy the requirement!

Internship experiences may earn half a unit or a full unit of academic credit based on the number of hours completed during the experience.

Fall/Spring Internship academic credit is included in the price of tuition. Discounted rates apply during Summer. Check with your Faculty Advisor for internship hour requirements for your specific major. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in order to complete an internship for academic credit.
It is strongly recommended that students focus on obtaining internships to satisfy the ELR as they are the most valuable experiences in terms of professional preparation for a future career.

Study Abroad Experiences

  • Any Stetson-sponsored Study Abroad Program will be automatically recorded in Degree Audit by the Registrar’s Office as meeting one of the requirements.
  • Non-Stetson-sponsored Study Abroad experiences must be pre-approved by Stetson’s WORLD Office to receive ELR credit.

Other ELR Opportunities

On a case-by-case basis, ELR credit may be awarded for significant campus leadership positions or participation in School of Business Administration special programs: VITA, Competition Teams, etc.

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ELR Specialist Contact Information

Chantri WaddoupsChantri Waddoups
Lynn Business Center Suite 432
(386) 822-7971
SobaELR@stetson.edu