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Department of Sociology
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 349
Phone: 785-628-5840
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Hands-On Learning in Sociology

As a sociology student at FHSU, you’ll benefit from substantive hands-on experience while developing professional skills you need for your future career. With this type of experiential learning, you get to apply classroom learning in real world, hands-on situations.

Find a Sociology Internship. Whether as a requirement of the grant writing certificate program or simply to broaden your horizons and gain relevant work experience, think about finding an internship with a local agency (or one in your home community) to see your degree in action. Your faculty advisor will work with you to find an internship that meets your personal and career goals.

Gain Applied Research Experience. Fort Hays State University is home to the Docking Institute of Public Affairs, which conducts a wide-range of applied research for public and not-for-profit clients throughout western Kansas, the state and the region. Many students have gained internships at the Docking Institute or have become student workers and staffed the survey center, allowing them to participate in applied research.

Active Learning. Service learning, field trips, internships, and practicum experiences take you out of the classroom to see theory in action.

Please contact the sociology department to learn more about how these hands-on opportunities help you fully experience your degree program and pave the way for success.

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