Careers in Sociology

A question that we often hear from students (and parents) is, "What can I do with a sociology degree?"  

Sociology is an excellent option for anyone interested in working with and understanding people.  Sociology majors go on a wide array of careers, from working in social work and social services, to becoming educators, to working with non-profit organizations and community building, to pursuing advanced degrees in law, public administration and (of course) sociology.  To see the variety of careers our former majors have pursued, see out our Alumni page.

Also, check out these resources for more career ideas for sociology majors:

This site from World Wide Learn offers an overview of many career possibilities.

This site from USI details not only what kinds of careers are available to sociology majors, but also offers suggestions about what strategies would be useful for securing a job in your field of choice.

This guide from the American Sociological Association offers a comprehensive overview of the sociology major and careers paths for majors and those with advanced degrees in sociology.

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