Student Activities

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Alpha Kappa Delta is the international sociology honors society. Standards for eligibility include the following:

1. Must be an officially declared sociology major or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology within an official program of the host institution.

2. Must be at least a junior (third year) by standards of the host institution.

3. Must have accumulated the equivalent of an overall GPA of 3.3 (by a four point scale where: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0) and rank in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship

4. Must have maintained the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA in sociology courses taken at the host institution prior to initiation.

5. Must have completed at least four regular courses in sociology prior to initiation (exclusive of extension or courses graded pass/fail).

The induction ceremony typically is held in April. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the sociology department.

Anthropology Club

Anthropology Club provides students interested in anthropology, the study of humans through time and space, an opportunity to apply such interest locally.  Anthropology Club members engage in volunteer work, host film nights and group celebrations, visit interesting historical and archaeological sites, and participate in anthropological field trips.  Anthropology Club coordinates all activities and leadership during monthly meetings.  For additional information, please contact the sociology department.
If you are interested in learning more about the Anthropology program, visit our website:
http://www.uca.edu/anthropology

Sociology Club

The UCA Sociology Department sponsors a sociology club.  This is a Recognized Student Organization that seeks to provide majors (and any student interested) an opportunity to serve, gain knowledge, and socialize in a more informal setting.  While this organization has a faculty representative, it is wholly governed and managed by students.  As sociologists, we understand the importance of fostering community and communicating with our majors.  All majors are contacted prior to any meeting or event--so, we hope you will join us.  For additional information, please contact the sociology department.


Internship Opportunities

The sociology internship program  is designed to provide juniors and seniors with an opportunity to obtain valuable job-related experience and future employment contacts while still a student. For this directed field experience, students enroll in SOC 4370 and are assigned to an agency of their choice for a volunteer period of 150 hours. Past internship opportunities have included such locations as a mayor's office, police and sheriff departments, hospitals, the Department of Human Services, Arkansas Educational Television Network, and numerous human services agencies. Please contact Internship Coordinator Dr. Janet Wilson for additional information on internship opportunities (jwilson@uca.edu, 450-5580).

Travel Seminars

Cultural immersion is achieved through Travel Seminar classes that take our students to such places as Belize and Honduras. Students participate in data collection, tour Mayan Ruins, learn traditional dances, assist in the construction of churches, canoe rivers observing the impact of gravel mining, snorkel among beautiful coral reefs, etc. These trips provide students with first-hand experience of third world countries and cultural practices.

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In the Spring of each year, the Arkansas Sociological and Anthropological Undergraduate Research Symposium is held. This meeting provides an outlet for undergraduate students across the state to present their research in a scholarly forum. This is an especially important opportunity for those students who plan to attend graduate school. Additional information on student research presentation events is available from Dr. John Toth (jtoth@uca.edu, 450-5665).  View the photo album from the 2009 symposium.

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Students of junior or senior status with an overall GPA of 3.25 or above , and a major GPA of 3.5 or above, may, at the invitation of the sociology faculty, be permitted to participate in the honors program in sociology. Successful completion of the program allows the student to graduate with honors in sociology and involves the following: completion of SOC 4390 taken in consultation with a thesis advisor, completion of a research paper based upon readings and research completed in SOC 4390, and an oral examination conducted by three members of the department. If you are interested in graduating with honors in sociology, please contact Dr. John Toth (jtoth@uca.edu, 450-5665).