Service Learning

Service learning and internships are a central part of the educational experience we offer the students in our college. Each of our departments/programs has an extensive service learning/internship program that involves time spent outside the classroom in an effort to deepen student understanding of theories and knowledge learned in the classroom. Our students engage in meaningful community service with many local, regional, national, and international agencies and businesses.

When our students have service learning experiences and internships as part of their coursework, they accomplish a plethora of goals, from enriching their learning experience to helping the community become a better place, from expanding their resume to experiencing potential careers. Students also make important contacts that may help them secure employment or pursue a graduate degree after completing their undergraduate education. Service learning is integral to student learning and the college experience, and it is beneficial to all partners involved.

To learn more about specific opportunities in your field of study choose a department/program:

Child Development
Geography & Planning
Health & Community Services

Multicultural & Gender Studies

Political Science

Social Science
Social Work

External College Centers

Community engagement, partnership, and service are cornerstones of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences goal to educate and act as a valuable resource for local, regional, national, and global society. We strive toward excellence through the active dissemination of support services and community resources through a network of highly specialized and welcoming external college centers. Not only are our external college centers beacons for community support services, but they also serve as hubs for cutting-edge research and development. Whether you seek legal advice, counseling related to Medicare, assistance in developing a small business, or a host of other invaluable services, one of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences external college centers can most likely provide the support you need.

Please select one of our seven centers for more information on how the college can assist you.

Archaeology Research Program
Center for Economic Development and Planning (CEDP)
Community Legal Information Center (CLIC)
Geographic Information Center
Museum of Anthropology
Northeast Information Center

Interdisciplinary Center of Aging (ICOA)