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Gain experience and make intentional decisions!


As you navigate the second half of your undergraduate career, think about which elective Sociology courses you might take to round out your intellectual development and mastery of the discipline--but don't forget about the three required courses! These should be completed by the first semester of your senior year. Consider experiential learning through Project Community or Intergroup Dialogue facilitation. Juniors are strongly encouraged to schedule an advising appointment before registering for the first semester of their senior year.

Study Abroad

Students in their third year of study often use the winter semester to study abroad. Be sure to talk with the sociology advisor about your study abroad semester if you plan to take courses for your major while abroad.

Students who also want to participate in the department's Honors program should visit with an advisor as soon as possible to discuss the required course schedule and conflicts that may arise with study abroad plans.

Career Exploration and Internships

It's time to start thinking about what you will do after college. The Career Center is an excellent and free resource for students at all stages of career exploration; you don't need to know what you want to do before you go to see a Career Center advisor or counselor. In fact, not knowing is the best reason to go!

The Career Center hosts a variety of career expos and information fairs to help you explore. The job fairs can be excellent places to find internships as well. Sociology will also offer some complementary programs to help you explore what different career or graduate study paths are like and how to make intentional decisions.