Sociology & Human Services Degree

Empathy + critical thinking = hope

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Do you know how you can serve your community and make the world a better place? A degree in Sociology & Human Services is a great place to start!

Led by a dynamic faculty, FLC’s Sociology Department blends experiential learning with writing and theory courses to develop the skills you need to work for the welfare of others.

Ellis McNichol, Sociology

The importance of storytelling in creating and preserving human culture.

 

Keri Brandt-Off, Professor of Sociology on our Sociology major

"FLC’s Sociology major provides real-world skills that help students make sense of the complex relationship between personal and social life, grounding their education in action."

The Block Internship Program

The most influential experience of your academic career

The block internship program integrates 15 credits of academic sociology with a community placement in a Four Corners region human service agency or grassroots organization. 

Students are placed according to their interests in organizations with missions that address social or environmental problems. You’ll work closely with an assigned faculty mentor.

The Sociology department has long-term partnerships with roughly 75 organizations that regularly serve as placement sites.

 

The road ahead

Professional woman with a identification badge on a lanyard greeting an elder man at his home--human services majors serve their communities.

With guidance and mentorship from passionate and dedicated faculty, immersive experiential opportunities, and small classes, you'll graduate ready to work or prepared for an advanced degree.

Imagine yourself as a:

  • Counselor
  • Youth mentor
  • Therapist
  • Educator
  • Safety resource officer
  • Anti-violence advocate
  • Community-based organizer
  • Social worker