SLU’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers you the opportunity to gain invaluable on-site experience at places like the Metropolitan Employment and Rehabilitation Service, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Internships and fieldwork aren’t limited to local agencies, though. Opportunities nationally and internationally can expose you to other cultures as you gain an appreciation for a world beyond your own. Field schools offered through the department are the perfect avenues for students interested in hands-on experiences, and seamlessly work into the curriculum of programs in the department.
Sociology is a multi-faceted discipline represented at Hunter College by a range of scholars who use diverse methods from field research to quantitative analysis and theoretical inquiry. Precisely because sociology is a broad-based discipline that encompasses theory, methods of observation, and research, sociology is both practically useful in analyzing contemporary issues and academically fascinating. The study of sociology also meets four important goals of Hunter College overall: acquisition of conceptual and analytic skills, development of intellectual and personal growth, widening students’ outlook by understanding . as well as global culture and values, and generating new knowledge to address local and international needs and issues.