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Welcome to Applied Sociology at Texas State University

The chair of our department, Dr. Chad Smith, often tells students choosing a major in sociology that the degree is dependent in large part on what they want to do.  Many majors have pursued careers in human resources, government, law enforcement, health care, mediation, fundraising, program management, and event promotions, to name a few.  Some have gone into the movie industry, music, sales or counseling. Others have entered into the fields of social work, teaching, research and demography…because they want to, NOT because they are limited to such fields. 

Choosing Applied Sociology as a major and following the degree plan that leads to your internship is the first of many decisions you will make in the upcoming years.  We are committed to excellence by constantly improving the link between classroom education and the world of work.

If you are interested in interning outside of the Austin/San Antonio area please visit the Out of Corridor Information page. Please feel free to stop by and visit with us about possible internship sites and ideas you may have.