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Internships and Field Experience

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The sociology, criminology, and anthropology field placements offer sociology and criminology majors and anthropology minors the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in a community agency in an area related to their career interests.

The department recognizes that including a field experience option as part of our degree program highlights the link between college and career, emphasizing “hands-on” learning in a professional setting, with field supervision by a professional mentor.

The field experience course can be taken for variable credit and provides students the opportunity to gain practical skills while building knowledge and expertise in a career-related area. Field placements also allow students to begin to build a professional network and gain relevant work experience.

Students interested in exploring field experience opportunities in the department should contact Department Chair, Dr. Susan Calhoun-Stuber.

Internship Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an internship, SCA Candidates must have met ALL of the following requirement:

  • Declared Major in Sociology or Criminology or Declared minor in Anthropology
  • Majors must have completed 72 credit hours, including core major requirements (101, 205, & 310)
  • Minors must have completed 90 credit hours, including at least 12.0 credits of ANTH courses
  • Students must be seniors who have completed their required courses
  • All students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. 

The relevant course is SOC 494 Field Experience. Students can enroll for different numbers of credit hours, usually 3, 6, or 9.

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    When Should I Find out more, if interested in doing the field experience class?

    You should meet with Dr. Susan Calhoun-Stuber, the department’s field experience coordinator, the semester before you plan to enroll in the field experience class. It’s recommended that you do this early in the semester. The field experience course is offered in the fall and spring semester, only, so plan accordingly.

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    CAN I DO AN INTERNSHIP EVEN IF I'M NOT A SCA MAJOR?

    Please contact the Department of SCA if you are interested.

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