Resources & Opportunities

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Career opportunities and practical experience through internships

Our students are well-prepared for graduate study or employment. Our interns and graduates work in organizations that support developmentally disabled persons, in domestic violence and sexual assault victim services, the criminal justice system, public policy analysis, and community activism and development.

  • <blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p> “My experience can be boiled down to an old urban quote— Don’t knock it till you try it. I didn’t know what a degree in sociology and anthropology could offer me… but after taking my first courses, I knew that I wanted to make it my field of study.”</p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">Larry Haynes ’19</footer></blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p> “This program is made for those who want to learn history, understand politics, and act accordingly to change societal issues for the better.”</p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">Anthony D. Bryant ’18</footer></blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p> “This department at Monmouth is so helpful & personable and that all of the professors really challenged and prepared me for my social work career outside of college!”</p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">Mallory (Misener) Higgs ’18</footer></blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p> “I’m so grateful for Monmouth College. It’s crazy to think that you come to college thinking you’re going to do something and you come out doing something else.”</p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">Yulissa Avila ’19, City Year</footer></blockquote>

We get out into the community

We learn by experience. Our students become part of community transformation. From our department’s short-term off-campus study programs to our class engagement in the local community, you will apply what you learn in class outside of the classroom long before you graduate.

We do research. We analyze data. We create new knowledge.

Every major in our department conducts their own research project in their senior year, an extraordinary experience that sets our students apart and prepares them for their future.