Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.
The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.
Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.
Facilitate change and create social good.
The Department of Sociology envisions a more equitable society built upon vibrant social relations, sustainable communities and inclusive institutions guided by the principles of diversity, participatory democracy, civic engagement, economic and community development, as well as social and economic justice.
At Edinboro University, we recognize that experiential learning is a valuable tool that complements classroom learning and helps you make informed career decisions. Recently our students have engaged in research and applied practice field studies here on campus, and helped to implement programs in, and carry out research projects for, Edinboro University’s Office of Social Equity. Recent students have completed internships at non-profit and for-profit organizations such as:
Ashtabula County Youth Detention Center
Erie International Institute
Franklin County Jail
Greater Erie Area Community Action Committee
Local political campaigns
Stairways Behavioral Health
There are fields of sociology - and employment opportunities - in every industry in the modern workplace. Some of our alumni have pursued graduate programs at prestigious universities, including the University of Chicago, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, the University of Pittsburgh and Case Western Reserve. Others have found success in the fields of education, health and human services, government, criminal justice, community relations, business and environmental services, working as:
Customer service representatives
Human resource coordinators
Independent living specialists
Substance abuse counselors
Veteran Affairs coordinators
"Our department creates a genuine space to cultivate our majors’ sociological imaginations as well as the research and professional skills necessary to improve social conditions for themselves and others. Whatever fields our graduates go into, they take a bit of the spirit of our department out into the world, and that is our greatest contribution to society."
Dr. Samuel Claster, Chair, Department of Sociology
Dr. Samuel Claster, Department Chair
219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444