Baker sociology students have a multitude of opportunities for involvement in and out of the classroom. Small class sizes allow you maximum interaction with classmates and professors. Sociology students also participate in activities beyond the classroom.

Undergraduate Research

As a sociology major, you will have the opportunity throughout your academic career to conduct independent and guided research in the various subfields of sociology. Using the research methodology learned in your coursework, you will be able to apply theoretical principles by conducting research in classes, independently and sometimes alongside an experienced member of the faculty.


You will have opportunities to attend sociological conferences and even present your work. Past sociology students have presented research projects at meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society in Chicago, Saint Louis and Omaha.


Sociology majors complete internships with different local, state and federal agencies. Past internships have included the U.S. Federal Marshall’s Office in Topeka, child service agencies in Lawrence and Kansas City, local law-enforcement agencies, marketing firms and victim services programs.