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Student Opportunities

Academic Research

Honors Program:  The Honors Program at Moravian University offers Seniors of proven academic ability (with a GPA of 3.3 or higher) the opportunity to pursue a year-long study of special interest under the personal guidance of a faculty member in the department who serves as the Honors Project Advisor. Honors study is invaluable preparation for graduate school and the professional world. Research projects pursued by students in the department can be found in the Research section of the department's website. Students interested in pursuing honors research should discuss their interests with faculty members in the department. Additional information about the college's honor's program can be found at the Honors Program website.

Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR):  The University's SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research) program provides opportunities for students to engage in research in collaboration with a faculty mentor. The program provides stipends, travel allowances, and research expenses to support students and their faculty mentors as they engage in scholarly or creative work. SOAR project carried out by students in the department can be found in the Research section of the department's website. Students interested in pursuing SOAR opportunities should discuss their interests with faculty members in the department. Additional information and guidelines about SOAR can be found on the SOAR program website.

Sociology Club

The Sociology Club is a service organization as well as a social network for sociology majors and minors. As a social network, the club promotes interaction with peers interested in the field of sociology. Regular club activities, based upon club member interest, include social gatherings and field trips. As a service organization, club members assist in organizing and running events hosted by the Moravian University Sociology and Anthropology Department. Benefits of membership in the club include opportunities for informal interaction with sociology majors and Department faculty as well as credentials for graduate and law school applications and work in sociology-related fields.

Student Court Observation Program

Sociology Majors and students who have taken at least one sociology or anthropology course can sign up to observe proceedings of the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas with Judge Samuel Murray. Interested students can learn more by contacting Dr. Rebecca Malinski ( or by Clicking here for Court Observation Document


Pre-Law Club

The Pre-Law Club was created to increase the understanding of college students about the legal profession and to assist them in their preparations for post-graduate studies in the law. The club also sponsors debates and forums in which contemporarily relevant issues concerning the law and public policy are featured. All students interested in a career in the law or public life are encouraged to join the Pre-Law Club. 

Alpha Kappa Delta: International Sociology Honor Society

The International Sociology Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta, recognizes outstanding majors in the discipline. The organization's name refers to its goal of Athropon Katamannthanein Diakonesin, which promotes "the investigation of humanity for the purpose of service."

In 1920, Dr. Emory S. Bogardus, a professor at the University of Southern California, founded Alpha Kappa Delta. Currently the organization exists in more than 470 nations and includes more than 97,000 members.

According to requirements established by the Alpha Kappa Delta organization and recognized by Moravian University's Sociology and Anthropology Department, students who are invited to join the organization must

  • be a senior student majoring in sociology
  • have at least a 3.3 GPA overall
  • have at least a 3.0 GPA in sociology
  • have taken at least 4 courses in sociology at Moravian University.

Eligible students are invited at the beginning of the Spring term of their Junior years (or, if GPA criteria are not met until the following year, at the beginning of the Spring term of their Senior years) and are inducted in May. Those inducted receive lifetime memberships to the organization.

For additional information about Alpha Kappa Delta, please visit the organization's website at

Moravian University Radio®

Like giving out free kittens from a litter, we are giving out FREE RADIO SHOWS!!! Come and join us every Thursday on the third floor of PPHAC.
When: Thursdays from 5-6pm

Where: Third floor PPHAC in the Sociology Department
Contact: Josh Shedler about 
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Study Abroad Opportunities

Numerous students pursuing majors/minors in sociology and/or anthropology have enrolled in Moravian University's semester abroad program to add an international dimension to their sociology education. For more information about Moravian's Study Abroad programs, visit the International Studies website.