The Practical Experience requirement is an opportunity for PitE students to learn through action. It is important for students to get into the field to experience first-hand the issues that are affecting the planet. The requirement is, at minimum, a three credit engaged learning opportunity that students complete outside a traditional classroom setting. Every Practical Experience opportunity includes a research component that pushes students to engage with the larger arena of environmental issues through question formulation, data collection, analysis, and discussion. Students will gain valuable and marketable experiences from this requirement for a first job after graduation or for applying to graduate school.
If you would like to pursue a Practical Experience that is not listed within one of the three categories above, you must obtain pre-approval from a PitE advisor to ensure that your plans will satisfy the requirement.