Classroom Projects & Beyond

Developing Useful Skillsets

Sociology at CSU offers unique undergraduate experiences as part of a land-grant Carnegie I Research University. Here we celebrate all three aspects of teaching, community engagement and research, and we blend them all in what we do. This allows for undergraduate research opportunities and skillset development that are very transferable into the marketplace. 

You may participate in research anytime throughout your college career. As your senior capstone, you have the option of doing an independent research project through SOC403 for 3 credits. Seize this opportunity to reflect upon your understanding of sociology and apply your studies to an area of your choice.

Recent Undergraduate Research & Outreach Projects

Prague study abroad program in 12th year of expanding students’ global perspectives

By Sociology Communications | July 1, 2018

This summer faculty-led program introduces students to international crime and criminal justice with attention to the Czech Republic.

Creating classroom and community connection benefits both students and the Food Bank of Larimer County

By Sociology Communications | May 10, 2018

Students in Jason Downing’s courses discuss privilege poverty and related issues. Donating to the Food Bank of Larimer County is an option for extra credit.


Students collaborate with the Environmental Defense Fund

By Sociology Communications | December 11, 2017

Students in Jeni Cross’s Applied Social Change course partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund on a real-world project to protect Monarch habitats.

Jessica Gutierrez presents at CURC Showcase

By Carmen Ruyle Hardy | April 23, 2020

Jessica Gutierrez is a senior General SOC major with a minor in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies. In spring 2020, she presented her research poster, “Representative Leadership for Students of Color” at CSU’s annual Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) juried showcase. Her research was initially sparked by her friends’ reluctance to join her in leadership positions that represent […]

Students Created Drone-Captured Protest Art About Social Inequality in the Choice City

By Carmen Ruyle Hardy | May 11, 2019

Students in Josh Sbicca’s SOC474 Social Movements course create protest art around gentrification, homelessness, spatial inequality, and xenophobia.

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Research Centers

Get involved with the research centers in our department. Visit their websites or contact faculty to learn more.