Opportunities for Deeply Engaged Learning

The requirements for the Sociology degree are flexible, allowing students to tailor their undergraduate experience to their personal needs and interests.

Sociology students are encouraged to consider pursuing some of these opportunities to enhance and individualize their undergraduate experience.

…. because sometimes the best learning occurs outside and alongside the traditional classroom learning.


Double Major & Certificates

As part of their degree requirements, Sociology majors are required to take 12 credit hours in allied fields, making it fairly easy to double major or earn specialized certificates with departments and programs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences such as Psychology, Family & Consumer Studies, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology, Health Society & Policy, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, and Environmental & Sustainability Studies  


Doing an internships is a great way to get real-world career-related experience and to see what types of jobs people are doing that are related to your coursework and learning. If you are interested in doing an internship, you should contact the Internship Coordinator at least one semester prior to the semester in which you want to do the internship to arrange for placement. Typically, if a student is enrolled for 3 credit hours, they will work approximately 100 hours per semester with a community organization or corporation. Internships are typically unpaid, but in some circumstances may be paid positions.

    For criminology-related internships:

       Contact Larry Bench, larry.bench@soc.utah.edu

       Click here for a listing of organizations that have hosted our students in the past.


    For all other internships:

       Contact CoCo James, colleen.james@soc.utah.edu

       Click here for a listing of organizations that have hosted our students in the past.