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College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Sociology Undergraduate Internship Overview

Students pursuing the major in Sociology complete the program by engaging in an internship that offers supervised work experience relevant to sociology within selected organizations and agencies.

Sociology Majors complete a series of core courses (SOC 3343 or SOC 3353 and SOC 3373 or SOC 3393) and upon approval of the internship coordinator engage in an internship experience. Provided as part of the COLFA Signature Experience, internships are selected and should be relevant to previous coursework. A maximum of 6 semester credit hours may be earned through this internship. Students are expected to engage in 150 hours of on-site, internship work experience. Students then write an internship paper under the supervision of the internship coordinator. This paper should apply sociological concepts and methodologies to the assessment of the internship site.

Students interested in learning more about the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology as well as exploring our Four-Year Academic Plan should visit the most current version of the Sociology BA Program requirements found in the University Undergraduate Catalog.

All students pursuing a Minor in Sociology must complete 21 semester credit hours, 12 of which must be at the upper-division level.

Details for students interested in the Sociology Minor are available here.