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Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Careers, Internships, and Professional Development


No amount of classroom training can replace the real world, hands-on experience that you will acquire in a professional internship. Consequently, the Department makes provision for majors to have hands-on experience at a number of off-campus agencies. Students, however, are not permitted to be paid if they take the Internship course (SOCI 498).

If you would like to register for the Internship course (SOCI 498), see a member of the Sociology Department faculty. You may not register for this course without prior approval from a faculty member who will conduct the internship course for you and serve as your on-campus internship advisor. Ultimately, the Chair must approve your registration in SOCI 498.

If you would like to search for a paid or unpaid internship to complete on your own, use our Sociology Department Catalog of Student Opportunities as a resource guide to assist you.

What You Can Do With a Sociology Degree

Our recent Sociology Department graduates are working at Major League Baseball's Urban Youth Academy, global law firm DLA Piper, JP Morgan Chase, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Target corporate offices, and the US Military. They are employed as teachers, community activists, urban gardeners, occupational therapists, admissions officers, case workers, and researchers. Finally, they are pursuing graduate education at New York University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, San Diego State University, George Washington University, and more!

A Sample of Potential Careers in Sociology

  • Anthropologist
  • Case Worker
  • Consultant
  • Criminologist
  • Community Service Agency Director
  • Demographer
  • Economist
  • Educator
  • Gerontologist
  • Historian
  • Human Service Worker Hospital Administrator
  • Lawyer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Personnel Manager
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Psychologist
  • Public Administrator
  • Social Worker
  • Urban Planner
  • Writer

Check out our Alumni on the Move page to be inspired by the career paths of our alumni.

Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Delta logo

Each Spring our Department invites outstanding members of the graduating class to be inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.

Induction is a mark of exellence and includes several memeber benefits. Visit the AKD website to learn more.

Alpha Kappa Delta members

Professional Organizations

It is never too early for a student to connect with professional organizations. The organizations below offer internships, scholarships, mentorship opportunities, opportunities to present at conferences, journals, and so much more. Visit their websites below to learn more.

American Sociological Association

The Society of Black Archaeologists

Association of Black Sociologists

Transforming Anthropology

Association of Black Anthropologists

American Anthropological Association

Eastern Sociological Society