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Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Delta is an international honor society dedicated to the ideal of Athropon Katamanthanein Diakonesein or "to investigate humanity for the purpose of service." AKD is organized to promote excellence in the study of sociology, in the research of social problems, and in other activities that will lead to improvement of the human condition. Junior and senior students majoring or minoring in sociology with high academic achievement are eligible for membership in Alpha Kappa Delta.

Model United Nations

Model United Nations simulations provide students with a unique opportunity to both utilize and expand their knowledge of international affairs outside of the classroom. Participation in simulations demands that students develop a thorough knowledge of not only the politics of the particular nation they are playing, but the relationship between their state and other states, and the role of the United Nations in this process. Participation in simulations requires significant study, preparation, and practice. Simulations also familiarize students in a very real way on how the United Nations functions, particularly the practice of effective verbal and written communication, negotiation, compromise, and diplomacy. A Model United Nations Club affords students who are interested in international affairs the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and prepare for further graduate study or work in international careers.

Psi Chi - The National Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, was founded for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is by invitation subject to meeting the qualifications as set by the national organization and the local Flagler College chapter. 

Psi Sigma Alpha - The National Honors Society for Political Science

The Flagler Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha seeks to foster an understanding and appreciation of political science, and the many fields in which it plays a role. To that end, Flagler’s Chapter seeks to promote academic excellence in the field of political science and offer students at Flagler a view of the many career choices a political science major has to offer, both academic and non-academic. This will include, but is not limited to, assisting students in researching graduate school programs, inviting guest speakers in the fields of political science and political theory to Flagler, and assisting students in submitting papers for publication in the Pi Sigma Alpha magazine or other undergraduate publications.

Social Sciences Club

This club exists to strengthen students' understanding and knowledge of the social sciences, including, anthropology, criminology, psychology and sociology. This club also mentors students majoring or minoring in the social sciences.

Internship Opportunities

The department administers internship programs in Psychology and Sociology. The department is deeply committed to providing students with practical "real-world" experience in human service and research professions. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the internship experiences offered at Flagler College.

Internship positions are limited, and students interested in human services are encouraged to seek advisement from the Social Science Department. Intern positions are available to students who have obtained a minimum cumulative average of 2.5 and permission from the instructor. Internship hours may not count toward a major area of concentration or toward minor areas of study in social sciences.

For Dr. Emily Splane, one meal’s leftovers were added proof that portion sizes are out of control and Americans are eating too much.

dr. art vanden houten

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Dr. Art Vanden Houten, Associate Professor of Political Science

“In the beginning, all the world was America . . . . “