Once you’ve declared your major, it’s important that you establish regular contact with your advisor, your professors, and with the department office staff. They can be tremendous resources for you and help you maximize your college experience.
For example, there might be scholarships, internships or new sources of financial aid, for which you qualify. To find out what’s available – and the eligibility requirements – contact the department office at 843.953.5738.
Part-time jobs, internships (for Sociology majors and Anthropology majors), service learning, and volunteering will play an integral part in your preparation for the future. The faculty and staff in your major area will provide you with wonderful networking opportunities.
Extracurricular activities can enhance your classroom experiences. There are more than 150 clubs and organizations for you to consider (including a Sociology Club and an Anthropology Club), most of which will help you hone your leadership skills, help you connect with students who share your interests, and in some cases, expand your academic experience. The Student Government Association offers a Student Outreach Fund for students who need financial assistance for a project or program that will enhance students' academic experiences, develop a professional network and promote the quality of programs and resources offered by the college to a braod and diverse audience.
Our Anthropology majors have the opportunity to complete an extensive 7-week archaeological field school as well as other field experiences led by faculty. Artifacts found in the field are then returned to our Jon Morter Laboratory where they are cleaned, cataloged and analyzed. Another possibility in the near future is the Center for Expressive Culture, an outgrowth of research methods classes. If studying abroad is of interest to you, our faculty have in the past offered classes in Ireland and Mexico. If you choose to study abroad through The Center for International Education you can often find courses that will transfer back to the College and count toward your major.