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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > CAREER CENTER > STUDENT SERVICESACADEMIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM > ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS > SCIS ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
SCIS Academic Major Requirements (Undergraduate & Graduate)

Communication Majors
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Number of Credits: 60
  • Undergraduate transfer students must have completed at least 12 credits at RMU prior to applying to the Academic Internship Program
  • Must have completed Communication Skills 1 through 5
  • Must have completed at least two (2) Communication Department requirements.
  • Must have completed the following Communication Electives with a grade of B or higher:
    • ARTM2050 - Writing for Media OR COMM3030 - Professional Writing
    • COMM2500 - Instructional Media Design OR JRNL3020 - Journalism Production
  • Must have completed at least one (1) course in their concentration
  • All academic Internship applications must be approved by the Internship Coordinator

Competitive Intelligence Systems / Computer Information Systems / Cyber Forensics and Information Security / Information Sciences Majors
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 
  • Minimum Number of Credits: 60 
  • Minimum Number of Courses in Major: three (3) 
  • Undergraduate transfer students must have completed 12 credits including one 3-credit INFS course (one full-time semester) prior to applying to the program 
  • Must have open electives or one INFS elective 
  • Credits as additional coursework are not permitted 
  • Updated job description must be provided each term if the internship covers multiple terms 
  • Internships at current or past employers are not acceptable (unless a change of department and supervisor will take place; e.g. a former accountant becomes an IT tech.) 
  • Deadlines for registration are February 15 (spring term), June 10 (summer term) and October 5 (fall term)

English Majors
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Number of Credits: 60
  • Minimum Number of Courses in Major: three (3) 
  • The following field concentration courses are required prior to the start of the academic internship: 
  • Must have completed Communication Skills 1 through 4, including COSK2230 
    • ENGL2540 Study of Language 
      or 
    • ENGL3500 Study of Rhetoric

Media Arts Majors
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Number of Credits prior to the beginning of the internship: 60
  • Must have completed a minimum of three Communication Skills classes
  • Must have completed the second-level course in the student's concentration 
    • Graphic Design:  ARTM3110 Design Studio I
    • Interaction Design:  ARTM3210 HTML Toolbox 
    • Photography:  ARTM3300 Digital Photography 
    • TV/Video Production:  ARTM2430 Video Field Production 
  • Undergraduate transfer students must have completed 12 credits including one 3-credit Media Arts course (one full-time semester) prior to applying to the program
  • All academic internships must have a qualified on-site supervisor (practicing experienced professional in the internship field)
  • All academic internship applications must be approved before the start date of the internship by the RMU Career Center and Media Arts Department

Organizational Leadership Majors
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 
  • Minimum Number of Credits: 69 
  • Minimum Number of RMU credits: 12 
  • Must have completed the following: 
    • ORGL – 12 credits in the major

Professional Communications and Information Systems Majors
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 
  • Minimum Number of Credits: 69 
  • Minimum Number of RMU credits: 12 
  • Must have completed the following courses and one INFS course 
    • COMM2550 Interpersonal Communication
    • COMM2600 Introduction to Human Communications
    • COMM2700 Organizational Communication 
  • Must have open electives or one open INFS elective
  • Credits as additional coursework are not permitted
  • Updated job description must be provided each term if the internship covers multiple terms
  • Internships at current or past employers are not acceptable (unless a change of department and supervisor will take place; e.g. a former accountant becomes an IT tech.)
  • Deadlines for registration are February 15 (spring term), June 10 (summer term) and October 5 (fall term)

Communication and Information Systems / Competitive Intelligence Systems / Information Security & Assurance / Information Systems Management / Information Technology Project Management / Internet Information Systems Majors (Graduate Programs)
  • Student must be in good standing 
  • Graduate students must have completed nine (9) credits at Robert Morris University 
  • Maximum of nine (9) graduate internship credits may be earned in a 36-credit master's degree program (C.O.I.S. degree program excluded) 
  • Maximum of three (3) graduate internship credits may be earned in a 30-credit master's degree program 
  • Maximum of three (3) graduate internship credits may be earned by students enrolled in the Integrated BS/MS in Computing Program 

    Internship must be in-state unless with worldwide companies and/or those with a presence in the Pittsburgh area