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Sociology Program

Within UNF's Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, the Sociology program seeks to provide its students with a sound comprehension of the field, and to encourage the development of new knowledge through faculty scholarship. Our educational aim at the undergraduate level is to facilitate mastery of theoretical, methodological, and empirical work in Sociology as a specialized field and as a component of a broader liberal arts education. Our commitment to research reflects broad interests and aspirations, as we aim to contribute both general and applied research on local, national, and global social issues. Finally, our faculty and students are committed to serving the diverse communities in which they live and work, including the University, the discipline, and the region.

Our Department offers an undergraduate minor in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in which students select one of two concentrations: General Sociology and Social Welfare.


Click here to view the Sociology Academic Learning Compact (ALC).


Sociology Internship

Sociology Internship Fall 2014 Student Information Sheet   


The Sociology Internship is designed to help students connect what they have learned in their coursework to local social problems, processes, and institutions. This may include work on an Applied Sociology research project, assisting a social services agency with assessment or program development, working on a community-based project, or another appropriate placement. Course requirements and assessments are described in the Sociology Internship Handbook


Students completing the Sociology Internship must register for SYA4943. Permission to register requires approval of the instructor for the Sociology Internship, Dr. Jeffry Will, who will work with students to identify and secure an appropriate placement site. Students should begin the process of identifying a placement approximately one semester before the term in which they plan to take the internship (registration must be approved at least six weeks before the beginning of the term).


For a list of potential placement sites, consult the Non-Profit & Agency Placement List [coming soon]. If you are ready to apply for the internship, please complete the Sociology Internship Application and schedule a meeting with Dr. Will to discuss potential placements.


Contact Information:


Dr. Jeffry Will

Professor of Sociology

Director, Center for Community Initiatives

Building 1, Suite 1901 

(904) 620-4408

Helpful Sociology Links

What do you do with a degree in Sociology?
Check out the following two links: The American Sociological Association's Careers in Sociology and Careers in Sociology page by Marion Hughes, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice (Towson University).  The UNF Career Services Department is another great resource for employment & graduate school information.

Take a Sociological tour through cyberspace.
This website provides an exhaustive collection of sociology links as well as specific "tours" through various subfields in the discipline. The tours for death and dying, social psychology, race and ethnicity, and demography are especially good. Spend some time with these links. You'll learn a lot. The "Sociological Tour through Cyberspace" is like an online Sociology 101 textbook!

Visit SocioSite, the most extensive sociology site on the web.
SocioSite is a great tool. The subject links provides information on dozens of relevant topics within the discipline.

Visit the Allyn and Bacon Sociology website for an easy-to-follow guide.
This set of helpful links is sorted by subject and though it is not as comprehensive as SocioSite, it is a little more manageable.

American Sociological Association is the largest professional association for sociologists.
There is a special section for students, which has some good information on what you can do with a degree in Sociology and offers some tips on how to use a Sociology degree as preparation for a career in business.

Social Science Information Gateway is another "mega site" with thousands of links to social science resources on the web.
Intute social sciences provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorised by subject specialists based at UK universities.

Sociolog is a sociology mega site maintained by Julian Dierkes.

Sociolog is fully searchable and contains Dierkes's best of the web links for sociologists. There are also links to all of the sociology departments in North America and a large list of links to e-journals and online publishing outlets.

The Sociology links of the Open Directory Project have an international flavor.
If you're looking for information about Sociology outside North America, this is a good place to start. This site also has links to Sociology departments, e-journals, and professional associations.

The Sociology Virtual Library is a mega site with links to listservs and usenet groups related to sociology.
This website also has a list of research centers and departments. The best thing about this website is its large collection of online course materials and examples of class websites posted by professors around the globe. It is a very inspiring and humbling sample of faculty and student work.