There are many academic credit options available to students both on campus and online here at the RBDC. Basic and Advanced Projects are designed to have enough flexibility in hour requirements and project type to meet the your needs. They also align with the academic semester calendar. Depending on your major, these projects can potentially apply to internship or credit requirements. However, this approval process must be done through BYU-Idaho.
Applied Learning Projects(ALPS) are provided by the Research and Business Development Center(RBDC), not BYU-Idaho. For ALPS | Advanced projects, students need to contact BYU-Idaho’s Internship Office to see if a project will count towards college credit. The best way to find out if an ALPS project will count towards credit is to apply for an internship through I-Plan and work directly with a Faculty Coordinator, and through the Internship Office on campus at BYU-Idaho.
For ALPS | Basic projects, students will all receive elective credit through IDS 297R. All students should plan on adding this class to participate. To seek credit beyond elective, non-business major students will need to contact their Faculty Coordinator to start the process. The easiest route is to complete IDS 297R and then working with advising and your Department Chair to override the pre-authorized course substitution and/or internship credit. For business major students, ALPS | Basic can be substituted for B 298. Complete IDS 297R and then work with advising and your Department Chair for the override.
Our ultimate aim is to have the ability to accommodate students of every major. We are still working to increase the options for all students at BYU-Idaho.