Shippensburg University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. The Sociology and Anthropology Department has an award-winning faculty who receive excellent evaluations for teaching, and who are noted for being available to assist students. Faculty advisors work closely with our students and all scheduling is done on a one-to-one basis. As a result, faculty get to know their advisees. They will help you plan an academic program that fits your needs, and assist you with issues such as internships, graduate school information, and career counseling.
Shippensburg's program places an emphasis on developing writing and analytical thinking skills through classroom assignments, extracurricular experiences and internships. In addition, students develop critical research and analytical skills as applied to various aspects of human society, including racial, ethnic, religious, gender, and socio-economic diversity.
The department strongly encourages you to participate in internships. We will work with you to create an internship experience suited to your needs and interests. Internships give you the opportunity to combine theoretical knowledge with real-life experiences, and in some cases, they have led to employment with the agency. Recent internship placements include:
- Abraxis, a residential treatment facility for adjudicated youths
- Dauphin County Juvenile Probation Office
- Family Support Services for children and adults with mental disabilities
- Franklin County Office of Aging
- State Museum of Pennsylvania Field School in Historical Archaeology
- Planned Parenthood
- American Red Cross