Students are not alone in your education. Social Science students are part of a community of learners. We offer study sessions that focus on select social science courses to help you succeed. These are not only for students who may be struggling, but these free resources are for all types of students who want extra support.

Benefits of the PAL Program:

  • Course assistance from our extensively trained Peer Assisted Learners or PALS: Students who have excelled at courses in the past, who offer expertise with group sessions or drop in tutoring
  • Group study sessions with peers
  • Drop-In Tutoring for individual help
  • Safe and comfortable environments to study

Students who plan to visit PAL Study Sessions and Drop-In Tutoring are encouraged to bring all relevant course materials, including syllabi, textbooks, assignments and lecture notes.

The PAL Program can assist with:

  • Exam preparation
  • Quiz preparation
  • Homework completion
  • Writing a paper (brainstorms, outlines, research statement, research guidance, etc.)
  • Working on a project
  • Better understanding concepts and topics presented in class
  • Gaining additional information about concepts and topics presented in class
  • And much more!

For a full schedule of PAL courses, go to PAL Program

Social Science Scholars Program

If you are deeply interested in current issues and have a thirst for the kind of knowledge that will allow you to make a real and positive global difference, our world-class Social Science Scholars Program is right for you. As a Social Science Scholar, you will prepare for a wide variety of high-profile internships and careers in the public or private sectors and for advanced degree programs at the nation’s best universities, and you will graduate with the skills, experiences and maturity that will set you apart from the overwhelming majority of students from any campus.

Office Hours

If you need to meet with your professor for a class you are taking, we suggest you look at the instructors syllabus for their posted office hours. Additionally, you can contact them directly if their posted time does not match with your schedule.  Many of our Sociology professors conduct office hours in their personal offices, which are located on the fourth floor of Berkey Hall.  If you need help navigating the fourth floor, below is a map to find your professor's office.

Berkey Map