Work Experience

Plan your course

Design a course exploring a program-related work experience (paid/volunteer) and your professional development.

To build a Work Experience course you must secure a work placement (paid or volunteer) working a minimum of 120 hours over a 12-week semester. In addition to completing placement hours, you will set learning objectives, submit monthly reports, participate in a monitor visit, and complete a final deliverable.  

All Work Experience courses are classified as elective courses for your program planning. 

You may take a maximum of 2 as part of your degree(s). 

Applied Studies 2000/2001

Create a Pass/Fail course exploring a program associated work experience (paid/volunteer) and relate it to your professional development

Applied Studies 2010/2011

Create a graded course exploring a program associated work experience (paid/volunteer) with a related academic deliverable


An Applied Studies course fee is the same as any other 3-credit course on campus.  Find out more about University of Lethbridge tuition.


Academic Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Second-year standing (a minimum 30.0 successful credit hours)

Placements may be self-initiated or visit MyExperience and search for approved Applied Studies opportunities.


Course Components 

  • Develop Learning Objectives and course syllabus
  • Submit monthly reports to your Applied Studies Instructor
  • Participate in Monitor Visit (virtual or on-site)
  • Employer submits a Student Performance Evaluation


Grading and Evaluation

Applied Studies 2000/2001 is graded as either a pass or fail. You must complete the minimum required placement hours, submit all required reports and deliverables, participate in a monitor visit, and receive a successful employer evaluation in order to pass. If course requirements are not fulfilled, a grade of “F” will appear on your transcript.  

Applied Studies 2010/2011 is a letter-graded course:

  • 70% Academic deliverable(s) - as per your approved Academic Plan
  • 20% Student Performance Evaluation – completed by your Work Placement Supervisor at the end of the semester and reviewed by your Applied Studies Instructor
  • 10% Monthly Reflective reports- assigned and graded by your Applied Studies Instructor


Before you start

Start building your own course by consulting with an Applied Studies Instructor and checking your program planning guide.

Connect with Applied Studies Instructor 

Learn more and discuss your proposal for an Applied Studies course.  

Book an appointment 

Check your Program Planning Guide

Review your Program Planning Guide to check availability for Applied Studies course in your program.

Talk to your Advisor



Start your Applied Studies Course Applications (forms submission)

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