Careers

WHAT CAREERS CAN I PURSUE WITH A DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY?

Our program excels at giving students the tools they need to understand social processes and issues at local, national, and global levels. As a Sociology major you will develop essential transferable skills making you indispensable to employers:

Technical and Communication Skills

As a Sociology major you will use statistical analysis programs and develop competency in essential software programs. Sociology courses emphasize both presentations and written communication. In class, you will be writing essays, participating in discussions, and giving oral presentations.

Research Skills

In many of your Sociology courses, you will hone your research skills.  You will develop statistical literacy, learn how to develop a research problem, and execute original research.

Leadership

Whether you take charge of a group research project in your methods class, or take a leadership role in Sociology Club or Alpha Kappa Delta International Honors Society, as a Sociology major you will have many opportunities to cultivate your leadership abilities.

Teamwork

Master the art of teamwork and learn from your peers while you work on the numerous group projects involved in Sociology courses.

Diversity Awareness and Global Competency

Spend time analyzing historical and contemporary forces shaping the experiences different of social groups and how they interact.  As a Sociology student, you will learn about global forces such as globalization, immigration and diverse cultures and societies.

Students in Sociology have pursued careers in...

  • Legal Assistant
  • Attorney/ Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Politician
  • Paralegal
  • Victim Witness Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Victim’s Rights Advocate
  • Juvenile Court Supervisor
  • Law Enforcement Agent
  • Probation Officer
  • Liaison Officer
  • Natural Disaster Relief Counselor
  • International Relief Counselor
  • Worker’s Rights Representative
  • Non-Governmental Organization Representative
  • Peace Corps
  • AmeriCorps
  • Human Relations
  • Training Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Manager
  • Statistician
  • Entrepreneur
  • Insurance Agent
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Marketing
  • Loan Officer
  • Financial Consultant
  • Diversity Director
  • Research Coordinator
  • Labor Organizer
  • Staffing and Retention Manager
  • Alumni Relations
  • Teach for America
  • School Social Worker (additional schooling required)
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Tutor
  • Educator
  • Professor
  • Physician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Pharmacist
  • Lab Technician
  • Dentist
  • Social Worker (additional schooling required)
  • Health Care Advocate
  • Nutritionist
  • Medi5cal Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Personal Trainer
  • Social Worker (additional schooling required)
  • Nursing Home Director
  • Program Administrator
  • Adoption Specialist
  • Children’s Home Director
  • Community Center Director
  • Community Organizer
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising Executive
  • Audience Researcher
  • Television News Anchor
  • Journalist
  • Communications Director
  • Creative Development
  • Actor
  • Television Writer
  • Commentator
  • Publisher
  • Editor
  • Director of Programming