Reflection, awareness, and integration are the hallmarks of the Nazareth College undergraduate experiential learning requirement in the core curriculum. To integrate these out-of-the-classroom learning experiences, you will:

  • Describe and reflect on what you have learned — and how. This enhances your learning by building connections between your experiences, career development goals, and civic life. 
  • Explore, evaluate, and articulate your personal and social values.
  • Integrate and apply the skills and knowledge you have gained in the classroom to practical experiences and problems locally and in our world.

Experiential learning pathways

  1. Community-Engaged Learning/Service Learning
  2. Student Leadership
  3. Internships
  4. Noncredit-Bearing Community Engagement (e.g. Alternative BreaksPartners for ServingPartners for LearningConversation Partner Program, LifePrep, etc.)
  5. Field & Clinical Experiences
  6. International Experiences 
  7. Mentored Research
  8. Mentored Creative Activity 

Credit-bearing courses that satisfy the EL requirement are listed in the Student Planning course catalog; select the course level of "experiential learning" to see a list.

Also: All available EL experiences is a detailed listing of all courses and programs that fulfill the EL Requirement.

EL Courses/Programs List for Advisors & Students

Cassandra Matalavage

Student Spotlight

Tutoring students in Rochester as a freshman was eye-opening and shifted her career plans, says Cassandra "Cassie" Matalavage '17. Taking the time to reflect on her experiences was key. Click for the full story.