Special Study Opportunities

The Hartwick sociology department offers a wide range of special study opportunities:

  • Off-campus programs in Mexico and Ireland.

  • Internships in law, health, youth, social advocacy, and criminal justice organizations in the local community and throughout the country. Sociology majors have recently interned at Head Start, Oneonta Nursing Home, Otsego County Court, Opportunities for Otsego, and Oneonta High School.

  • Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) Philadelphia Urban Semester. This one-semester program provides opportunities to blend theory and experience in a stimulating professional and academic environment. The program centers on an occupational placement in a business, social service agency, or other setting of interest to the student. In addition, students enroll in seminars that explore issues related to urban life.

  • Hardy Chair Lecture Program, which provides students with the opportunity to interact with distinguished, nationally recognized scholars in sociology.

  • Course-based, hands-on community service learning in conjunction with organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, Violence Intervention Program, and Planned Parenthood.

  • Undergraduate research: Faculty recruit and train highly motivated students to work on faculty research projects. Students have the opportunity to work with local agencies, conduct research, and present in local and national academic settings.