Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

Gen St 350: Forms and Registration

What is General Studies 350?

General Studies 350 is a mechanism for earning credit for the learning associated with an internship experience. Students in General Studies 350 have two choices for how to reflect upon and demonstrate their learning:

Option # 1: General Studies A/B

Students engage in an internship experience in either the public sector (section A) or the private sector (section B) under the guidance of a UW Faculty or Instructor Sponsor to guide reflective practice and connections to academic learning. Students in these sections must find their own academic sponsor (faculty or instructor).

Option # 2: General Studies D/E

Students engage in an internship experience in either the public sector (section D) or the private sector (section E) while enrolled in a distance learning section to guide reflective learning, connections to academic content, and career competencies.

How do I register for GEN ST 350?

To register for General Studies 350, students must complete the steps below

  1. Independently secure an internship. Most internship positions will qualify for GEN ST 350 as course credit is granted for demonstrated learning from the internship experience, not the experience itself.
  2. Fill out the online General Studies application.
  3. Ask your internship supervisor to fill out this online internship verification form.
  4. For those in sections A/B, ask your faculty/instructor sponsor to fill out this online faculty sponsor verification form. Please note students in sections A/B must identify their own academic sponsor (faculty or instructor). 

When these steps are complete, the following actions will be taken:

  1. Students in GEN ST 350A/B will be registered by the Carlson Center for their course.
  2. Students in GEN ST 350D/E will be emailed an add code to register themselves for General Studies 350 and will receive further instructions regarding the distance learning course.