Programs & Courses

Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology Pathways
From this pathway, students can gain basic knowledge of human behavior through Sociology, Social Work or Anthropology. The coursework gives students the foundation they need to then transfer to a four year institution.

Career Strategies

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Strategies

  • Volunteer at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, battered women homes, literacy programs or other social service agencies to get experience.
  • Gain experience with children at daycare centers, camps, Boys and Girls Clubs and the like.
  • Volunteer with a local social service or non-profit organization to test your interest in working with different populations or presenting problems.
  • Consider taking a grant writing course.
  • Research and develop expertise on a relevant topic and give presentations.
  • Become a student member of a professional association:

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Social Sciences Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related to your program of study.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.  Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Conduct informational interviews and job shadow with professionals in fields of interest to learn more about opportunities.
  • Cultivate multicultural exposure by participating in campus diversity events.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.).
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Become a team leader for New Student Orientation.
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.