internships and careers

Becoming a Professional

Sociology majors complete a required internship experience in an organization through which they apply their knowledge and gain professional experience. Students choose from a variety of internship options including community and government agencies, the criminal justice system, non-profits or other organizations that will assist entry into a professional career. A required sequence of research courses prepares students for graduate school and sharpens their interest and skills in program evaluation.

There are endless possibilities for internship sites and students have the option of enrolling in the Washington Internship Institute to complete their required internship.

Harrington Center for Career and Academic Advising

Students are encouraged to use the resources of the Harrington Center for Career and Academic Advising, where they can meet with a counselor to explore career options, internship opportunities and graduate schools.

Careers in Sociology

Sociology is the ideal program for you if you wish to understand yourself and others more fully and if you would like to enter the helping professions.

Because all Sociology students must complete a senior-year internship, our graduates emerge with practical work experience. Those whose internship performance is superior are assured of special consideration for full-time positions. Students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies or law school can acquire strong research skills and writing through the program's research component.