Independent Learning and Research Opportunities

The Experiential Learning Project (XLP) requirement may be fulfilled in several ways.  

Independent Research

Students interested in research should contact the relevant professor and students interested in internship opportunities should connect with their advisor.  View titles of recent honors theses. 

Summer Fellows

The Summer Fellows program at Ursinus allows you, as a sophomore or junior, to pursue an independent scholarly project under the close tutelage of a Anthropology and Sociology faculty mentor. 


Many students in the department take advantage of the close proximity of Ursinus to Philadelphia to gain experience in several settings. Learn more about internships through the Career and Professional Development Office.

Study Abroad 

Students are encouraged to study abroad to challenge cultural assumptions, receive international experience, and diversify their education. 

Anthropology and Sociology


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