Helpful College Resources

Research And Internship Opportunities
Want to start doing sociology? What do you want to do with your sociology degree? The College’s Career Advancement Office offers a number of internship opportunities in the non-profit, international, and businesses fields. The Career Advancement Office can also facilitate your research, provide access to interesting research sites, and help make you apply to graduate school.

The sociology department’s director of undergraduate studies regularly distributes newsletters and announcements about research opportunities via the undergraduate listserv. Sign up by sending an email to

Get Involved In The Community
Many sociology students enjoy connecting the academic knowledge they learn in the classroom with real world problems and concerns. The Office of Civic Engagement links University of Chicago students, faculty, and staff with organizations, initiatives, and research opportunities in the Chicago community.

Grant Opportunities
The College offers a number of research and internship grants that can facilitate research, provide access to interesting research sites, and help make graduate school applications more competitive. For a listing of available opportunities please check here.

Students may also apply to the Dean’s Fund for research funding. 

The sociology department will also make available ten small grants of $1,000 each to students conducting research associated with their BA project through a competitive process. Students will complete an application in the Autumn quarter. Their preceptors will recommend a set of applications to the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The DUS will review the applications and determine which merit funding.

University Of Chicago Library
The University of Chicago is home to an outstanding library. The University of Chicago Library provides a range of helpful resources, including research assistance, printing/copying, and special collections on topics ranging from classic Chicago Jazz recordings to medieval French manuscripts.