Empathy + critical thinking = hope

Ground your actions in education

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Do you wonder 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 internships with writing and theory courses to hone the skills you’ll need to work for the welfare of others.


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

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

Internship Block

The most influential experience of your academic career

The block internship program integrates 15 credits of academic sociology with an intensive community placement in a regional human service agency or grassroots organization. You’ll work closely with an assigned faculty mentor. Students are placed according to their interests in community based non-profit and grassroots organizations whose mission is to address social and/or environmental problems within the Four Corners region. The Sociology department has developed long-term partnerships with roughly 75 regional, community-based organizations that regularly serve as placement sites for participating students.

For more information please contact the program coordinator.


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