Sociological knowledge is a very powerful instrument in understanding the social dynamics of politics, family, community, and work. For that reason, sociologists can apply what they learn to a wide variety of careers and social justice issues to make real world impacts.

Experiential Learning

We offer unique classes, learning opportunities, and other opportunities at both the undergraduate and gradate level that provide students with real-world experiences, allowing students to learn while engaging in unique and hands-on experiences.


Internships are an ideal way to facilitate the transition from student to professional. Student interns develop their skills in applying academic course learning to applied professional work settings.

Social Justice Lecture Series

The Department of Sociology and Corrections founded this lecture series as part of our deep commitment to social justice. We bring speakers, workshops, and other events to campus. All of these events are free and open to the public.

Sociology Club

The Sociology Club at Minnesota State University, Mankato serves as a social and academic environment whereby students can network resources and practice their sociological imagination.