Sociology & Human Services Degree

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Empathy + critical thinking = hope.

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.


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 Sociology Block Internship Program

What is the program?

Earn 15 credits with this mandatory internship program. This program culminates in a research project that lets you:

  • Try out a job you might like in the future.
  • Use what you learn in class in the real world.
  • Learn new skills to help your community.

A faculty mentor will guide you, ensuring your learning is relevant and rewarding.

How do I choose?

You’re matched with an organization in the Four Corners region whose mission aligns with your interests.


The Sociology Department has over 70 long-term partnerships with organizations like All Our Kin Collective, FLC Grub Hub, FLC Native American Center, Habit for Humanity, La Plata Youth Services, and more.

How do I register?

Meet with the Block Coordinator the semester BEFORE you plan to register. 

The Block Coordinator will help you find an internship for the next semester and give you special permission for the following courses: SOC 315, 316, 320, 495. 

Block Coordinator: Becky Clausen, Jones Hall 124.

Ellis McNichol, Sociology

The importance of storytelling in creating and preserving human culture.