Mar 03, 2024
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Department of Sociology > Experience Track
The Department of Sociology recognizes the value of developing students professional development as an integral part of their academic career. Students who select the Experience Track in their degree program and satisfy its requirements will receive recognition for internship and curricular practical training (CPT) experience by transcript notation.
Prerequisites for the Internship:
- Sociology major or minor
- 2.5 cumulative GPA in sociology courses,
- six hours from SOC 3300, SOC 3400, or SOC 3401
- nine additional hours in sociology
- Field experience in an agency for 90 hours (about 6 hrs per week for the 14 weeks of the semester)
- Field journal
- Reading Assignments
- Attending three group classes with the other interns
- Three skype or in person meetings with Dr. Karner
- Final project (paper, video, or other format) in which you use sociological concepts or methods to discuss your internship agency and/or experience.
Steps to declare Experience Track:
- Students must declare by submitting a General Petition to the Sociology Undergraduate Advisor their intention to pursue this track prior to processing the paperwork for approval of the internship/CPT.
- The Sociology Undergraduate Advisor will verify the student’s academic eligibility for internship/CPT and enroll qualified applicants in SOC 4394.
- Students will identify their internship placement in coordination with the faculty instructor of SOC 4394. An Internship Agreement will be drafted by the student in coordination with the field site supervisor that clearly details the terms of the internship, including a description of the work to be performed, a beginning and ending date, and the salary, if any, offered.
F-1 students seeking CPT should visit the International Student Scholar Services Office (ISSS) for special instructions prior to initiating the steps above.
For more information about Co-op Education and CPT, please visit the Co-operative Education (Co-op) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) page.