Hartwick’s sociology major offers students immediate opportunities to synthesize what they’re learning in the classroom with community experience. Some courses provide community-based learning and experiential opportunities that connect students directly to local, national, and international organizations.
The understanding of how people interact and behave in groups provides an excellent background for a wide range of careers.
These include fields like criminal justice, law enforcement, business, higher education administration, education, international relations, social advocacy, law, social work and many forms of non-profit and government service. Many sociology students also enroll in Hartwick’s education program.
Hartwick’s sociology students may take courses in areas of departmental focus and expertise: criminal justice, social work/community advocacy, social justice/human rights, global studies, and applied health. Hartwick offers a minor in criminal justice.
The Hartwick Sociology Department offers a wide range of special study opportunities, including off-campus programs in Charleston, SC and Ireland, and internships in law, health, youth, social advocacy, and criminal justice organizations in the local community and throughout the country.
Students have opportunities for collaborative research with community partners and faculty and to work with local agencies, conduct research, and present in local and national academic settings.
Hartwick sociology students are well-prepared for graduate study in the field, and go on to rewarding careers in a variety of fields.
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Hartwick’s expert sociology faculty are focused on the future. That’s because they work side-by-side with students who are meant for more. Students who will make a difference in the world of tomorrow. Hartwick students.
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