Careers

Section 1

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:

Diversity Awareness

Spend time analyzing historical and contemporary forces shaping the experiences different of social groups and how they interact.

Communication

Sociology courses emphasize both oral and written communication. In class, you will be writing essays, participating in discussions, and giving oral presentations.

Technical Skills

As a Sociology major you will use statistical analysis programs and develop competency in essential software programs.

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.

Global Competency

With a strong Transnational Studies faculty, as a Sociology student, you will learn about global forces such as globalization, immigration and diverse cultures and societies.

Possible career paths include...

Legal Field

  • Legal Assistant
  • Attorney/ Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Politician
  • Paralegal
  • Victim Witness Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Victim’s Rights Advocate
  • Juvenile Court Supervisor
  • Law Enforcement Agent
  • Probation Officer

International Relations

  • Liaison Officer
  • Natural Disaster Relief Counselor
  • International Relief Counselor
  • Worker’s Rights Representative
  • Non-Governmental Organization Representative
  • Peace Corps
  • AmeriCorps

Business Field

  • 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

Education Field

  • Alumni Relations
  • Teach for America
  • School Social Worker
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Tutor
  • Educator
  • Professor

Health Field

  • Physician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Pharmacist
  • Lab Technician
  • Dentist
  • Social Worker
  • Health Care Advocate
  • Nutritionist
  • Medi5cal Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Personal Trainer

Social Services Field

  • Social Worker
  • Nursing Home Director
  • Program Administrator
  • Adoption Specialist
  • Children’s Home Director
  • Community Center Director
  • Community Organizer

Media

  • Public Relations
  • Advertising Executive
  • Audience Researcher
  • Television News Anchor
  • Journalist
  • Communications Director
  • Creative Development
  • Actor
  • Television Writer
  • Commentator
  • Publisher
  • Editor
  • Director of Programming