QU in DC

Program Director: Scott McLean (scott.mclean@qu.edu) 203-582-8686

Quinnipiac in Washington, D.C. (“QU in DC”) encompasses both individual seminars in D.C., as well as semester-long programs combining a seminar with a semester-long internship in the student’s field of choice. The program is open to students in any major. Grades earned in the program automatically apply to completion of the BA degree. Quinnipiac financial aid applies, and Quinnipiac students are eligible for additional merit-based scholarships. Costs may vary depending on the type of D.C. internship selected, but in most cases, the net cost to the student for a semester in D.C. is equal to, or less than, the cost of a semester on the Quinnipiac campus. Internships and courses are available for students who are interested in advocacy, business, media, journalism, national security, diplomacy and public policy. Students who are interested in pursuing this program are urged to begin the planning and consultation process with their academic advisers a year prior to the projected start of a semester in D.C. Quinnipiac students must have a 3.0 GPA or better to be eligible, and they should not be under any judicial sanctions. Students may have the GPA requirement waived by application to the QU in DC program director.