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Opportunities for Experience

An emphasis on “learning by doing” is one reason Randolph’s sociology majors graduate with skills that prepare them for life and work.


All majors are required to complete an internship related to their personal and professional goals.

Recent majors have conducted research at the Central Virginia Planning District Commission; counseled people at retirement centers, halfway houses, children’s homes, and family-planning agencies; worked on various projects for local government agencies and law offices; helped provide health services to recent immigrants; and participated in service-learning projects in the Caribbean.

Summer Research

Spend the summer working closely with a professor and focused on a specific aspect of philosophy.

Randolph’s intensive eight-week Summer Research Program enables students to conduct research that is complemented by a thorough review of the relevant literature; live in a residence hall on campus, participate in on-campus summer events, attend special seminars with guest speakers; and share the progress and results of their research. Learn more about the Summer Research Program.

Study Abroad

Randolph maintains partnerships with study abroad programs throughout Europe, as well as in Mexico and Japan, for full-year or semester-only experiences. In addition, you can enroll in a foreign university or study abroad in an approved program coordinated by another U.S. institution.

Randolph also offers several unique international and cultural experience programs.

  • American Culture Program
    Study abroad at home! This unique road trip program explores the diverse cultures of the United States.
  • Summer Study Seminars
    Randolph professors lead 2-week study seminars across a range of academic disciplines and in countries around the globe either during winter break, spring break, or the summer. Recent destinations include Iceland, China, Cuba, and Rome, Italy.
  • National Gallery Internship
    Randolph students have exclusive access to an 8-week internship at The National Gallery, London.
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