The Sociology program at Edinboro University is a comprehensive and engaging degree program that develops skills such as research design, data collection and analysis, report writing, survey methods, interviewing techniques, group facilitation, strategic planning, policy analysis, community organizing, program evaluation and ethics in research and social and human services practice. Above all, with an emphasis on diversity and social justice, the program prepares students to transcend the boundaries of their formal education and engage the challenges of professional employment, civil society and private life.
Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat. Edinboro University recognizes that experiential learning is a valuable tool in helping students to make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning.
Edinboro Sociology students have interned at Office of Children and Youth, Stairways Behavioral Health, the Greater Erie Community Action Committee, Mission Empower, Family Services of NWPA, Erie County Prison, Child and Family Connections, The Erie International Institute, American Red Cross, Creature Comforts Animal Clinic and many more organizations.
Beyond these non-profit institutional settings, recent graduates have interned for local political campaigns as well as a variety of for-profit organizations. A few recent graduates have engaged in research and applied practice field studies for credit toward their degree program. Students have also worked with the Office of Student Engagement as well as the Office of Social Equity here on campus to implement programming and design and execute research projects while receiving valuable training in Title IV policy enactment.
Students who are interested in internship experiences are encouraged to contact the Sociology Department internship coordinator, or visit the Center for Career Development’s internship webpages for more information.
Sociology Department Internship Coordinator:
Dr. Lee Williams
264/283 Dearborn Hall
Equipped with comprehensive research, critical thinking and communication skills, Sociology graduates find success in a variety of professional settings. Edinboro alumni work in criminal justice, education, transportation and health and human services at federal, state and local agencies. They also excel in areas such as personnel, marketing, product testing and development and have attended graduate school programs at the University of Chicago, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, the University of Pittsburgh and Case Western Reserve University.
The EU Center for Career Development assists students at the onset of their professional lives with many outstanding services, including building resume, interviewing and networking skills and offering numerous job fair opportunities annually both on- and off-campus.