If you’re interested in more focus in your studies, as a sociology major you may choose a concentration to better prepare for a career in that field. These include Emergency and Environmental Management, Law and Society or Health Services.
Along with taking a focused series of courses, each concentration culminates with a five-week internship or practicum in an organization related to the student's specialization. This may be a hospital, law firm, human services agency, or research unit.
These placements count for four credits and are offered during Winter Session. Students typically devote 20 to 30 hours per week to the experience over the five week period. In addition, students meet in a weekly two-hour seminar on campus to discuss their experiences. Practicum are offered during Winter Session, and are taken on a PASS/FAIL basis. These credits do not count toward the 31 credits required for sociology majors.
This experience provides useful, practical experience that places our students at an advantage in the search for work, and on more than one occasion has led directly to employment.
Interested in becoming a concentration student? Interested in hosting a student for a practicum? Want to learn more? Explore the concentration website and learn about the wonderful things happening at the University of Delaware and the valuable contributions our graduates are making!