Pathways to Study Abroad

Flexible Study Abroad Opportunities Available to Sociology Majors

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Sociology majors are encouraged to study abroad, and many opportunities can complement studies in sociology. Because of the flexibility and breadth in the Sociology program, study abroad can fit into the program and the Undergraduate Curriculum requirements.

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisers to discuss their career interests and goals. It is important to have this discussion and formulate a plan early so that the international program is integrated with required and elective courses for the major. Many students use their study abroad courses to explore international perspectives on sociological and cultural issues.

Sociology majors typically study abroad during their sophomore or junior years because of the senior-year focus on research and thesis. Depending on which semester a student is abroad, he or she will select a course that substitutes for a major requirement, an elective in Sociology or a course in Anthropology or Women’s Studies. Studying abroad can provide students with the opportunity to take a course that is not available at Arcadia University.


Since it is important that students plan ahead for study abroad, they should consult with their advisers as soon as possible and make their intentions known to the Program Director and the Associate Dean of International Affairs.

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