社会学是研究社会生活的科学, 社会变革, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. 社会学家研究群体的结构, 组织, and societies and how people interact within these contexts. Potential career paths include community and human service, 执法和刑事司法, 公共服务, teaching, 一般业务及管理. Students majoring in sociology are assigned a sociology adviser at the beginning of their junior year.
社会学是一个非常多才多艺的学位, 在UWSP, we focus on the skills and perspectives graduates need in order to improve 组织, 社区, 和社会. Entry-level positions for sociology degree majors are common in the public sector and can involve case work, 方案规划, 开发和评估, 以代理为基础的服务或外联服务, 调查研究, 以及统计分析.
Students are encouraged to explore career options throughout their time at UWSP to understand the abundance of options available with a degree in sociology. Graduates pursue careers in the private sector as well as advanced degrees in graduate school.
Internships are a type of experiential learning that provide students with both observational and hands-on knowledge to enhance their academic endeavors and increase their ability to perform professionally. The BC菠菜论坛 社会及社会工作学系 has partnerships with community agencies across the region and state. Students acquire transformative knowledge to succeed in their careers by completing our Applied 社会学 Practicum.
A sociology degree from the BC菠菜论坛分校 is excellent as a liberal arts foundation for other specialties such as advertising, 业务, 咨询, 工程, 新闻, 医学, 规划, 公共事务, 宗教及社会服务.
Completing an internship as your final undergraduate experience allows for a natural bridge into the professional world and/or graduate school. It also allows you to have a strong foundation of coursework completed before being out in the field.
Students are eligible for application into field when they meet the following criteria:
1. Attainment of senior standing by the time internship is anticipated to start
3. Attainment of GPA in 社会学 Major of at least 2.75
社会学492 - 3至6毫升. Observation and applied sociology practice under the guidance of cooperating field placement supervisors in an approved social service agency; emphasis on guided applied sociology. 社会学 majors may apply for placement with field coordinator and chair. (前提条件:高级职位)
社会学493 — Required weekly seminar that goes along with the internship—1 credit for each semester you are interning—an opportunity to learn from others who are currently interning, 流程挑战和经验, and discuss topics of importance to 社会学 practice—required journaling and presentations.
社会学 students may choose our program coursework delivery in person or fully online with instructors who are highly interactive in the remote learning environment.
该部门赞助了 社会学与社会工作组织, a student organization that involves students in extra-curricular activities related to sociology and social work. The organization participates in a wide variety of activities such as fund raising for cancer research, food drives and numerous other local volunteer activities.
BC菠菜论坛 also sponsors a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta honor society, an organization that acknowledges and promotes excellence in the study of sociology, 社会问题的研究, and other social and intellectual activities that will lead to involvement in the human condition.
沃索校区赞助 社会服务社, a club for students of all majors on the Wausau campus. The club is involved in social justice and advocacy work on the campus and in the Wausau community.
More opportunities can be found on the 斯蒂文斯波恩特 Involvement Network (SPIN).
Our students work first-hand with environmental justice 组织, 游说团体, and community revitalization projects they would not otherwise experience. Multi-day trips immerse our students in the work of social justice nonprofit agencies in Chicago, 密尔沃基, and Minneapolis to help them prepare themselves as future professionals.
Students may participate in student-led and faculty-mentored research with the opportunity to present at the annual College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium and other venues.