Experiential Learning

All Missouri S&T undergraduate students must engage in a significant Experiential Learning activity prior to graduation. Experiential Learning is an essential aspect of Missouri S&T's unique learning environment. Experiential Learning refers to learning stimulated by a variety of structured activities that differ significantly from the traditional lecture format. These activities allow students to go beyond mastering basic skills and knowledge in the application of that material to problem solving challenges.


  1. Students must submit an initial proposal to their academic advisor prior to beginning the activity. Approval of this proposal does not guarantee final approval of the overall experience. The academic advisor will ensure the activity is of sufficient duration, intensity and rigor to satisfy the campus requirement and demonstrates successful application of learned principles appropriate to the student's degree program.
  2. The focus must be on "learning by doing" in a creative and innovative activity that generally falls outside the realm of the traditional lecture classroom experience and contributes significantly to professional and personal development.
  3. After completing the activity, you must complete a written summary reflection that documents the experience from the student's perspective. This reflection should be of a quality suitable for inclusion as an attachment to a co-curricular transcript or in an e-portfolio that might be submitted to potential employers or graduate school admissions committees.

Potential Activities