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Practicum Proposal

The Practicum proposal is an online form that must be submitted by students seeking to fulfill their Practicum requirement through a special studies course (198 or 199), a study abroad course, or any class not on the preapproved departmental course list.

Required Documents

  • If proposing a special studies course (198 or 199), students must upload a signed Special Studies Course Contract with their proposal form.
  • If proposing a study abroad or departmental course, students must upload the course syllabus with their proposal form.

*Students who take a Sixth College class, a preapproved departmental course, or an AIP internship course will automatically receive Practicum credit and do not need to submit a Practicum proposal.

Access the Practicum proposal form!

Purpose

The proposal allows the Practicum staff to review courses that have not previously been screened for Practicum eligibility to ensure they meet the Practicum criteria.

  • Faculty supervision.
  • Four units of upper-division credit.
  • A significant experiential learning component or opportunity.
  • A final project such as a paper, presentation, or performance.

Deadline

Proposals must be submitted by Friday of Week 8 of the quarter before the Practicum project is begun to give the program staff time to go through each form before the end of the quarter. Notices about the status of each student's proposal are sent out through the Virtual Advising Center by the end of Week 10 of that quarter.

Special Studies Courses (198 or 199)

If you are proposing a special studies course, you will be required to upload a signed Special Studies Course Contract with your Practicum proposal.

  • Download a PDF copy of the contract.
  • Fill out course and personal information.
  • Sign the contract (digital and scanned signatures are acceptable).
  • Send the contract to your faculty advisor for signing.
  • Once signed by your faculty advisor, upload the contact to the Practicum proposal form.

Study Abroad or Departmental Courses

If you are proposing a study abroad course or a class not on the preapproved departmental course list, you will be required to upload the course syllabus with your Practicum proposal.

Questions?

Virtual Advising:

Submit questions to vac.ucsd.edu.