Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work News and Events





The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work is now accepting submissions to participate in its Sixth Annual Undergraduate Student Symposium to be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015, 9:00am-3:00pm.

This is a great opportunity to present your work in a friendly and supportive academic environment!

See the full call for abstract (with submission directions) here. 


The Submission Deadline is Sunday, February 8th at 5:00PM.  For more information, please contact Prof. Gordon Rakita at


Students are strongly encouraged to speak with their faculty mentor when developing their abstract and should use this link to submit their abstracts for the symposium.  


 Faculty should use this link to submit statements of support for students presenting in the Symposium.





The department is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for our 2015-2016 student scholarships.  

The Eddie L Collins Jr. Scholarship is to be awarded to UNF Sociology or Anthropology student that has shown exceptional promise in their studies, particularly in their Sociology/Anthropology courses, with a focus on using the skills gained in their major to improve our community.

The Jonathan T. and Harriet M. Howe Scholarship is for students majoring in sociology with a preference given to students seeking a degree after a period of absence of at least one year from college (additional preference is given to spouses of military personnel). 


For more information about eligibility requirements, the application process and the application form please click here.  The application deadline for both scholarships is March 2, 2015.






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