Sociology - Career Pathways



What is Sociology?

Sociology provides valuable insights into the human experience and assists in the understanding of human behavior. Students engage in practical and intellectual exploration of topics related to sexuality, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic class, deviance, health issues, and urban issues. The Sociology program is housed in the Department of Sociocultural and Justice Sciences.

Academic Programs

What Can I Do with a Sociology Degree?

A bachelor’s degree in Sociology prepares students for a vast number of career fields, including social services, community work, law, higher education, health services, business, and politics. The program also provides a strong foundation for graduate level study.

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

Admissions Counselor
Campaign Manager
Case Manager
Correctional Counselor
Director of Marketing
Group Home Director
Human Resources Manager
Human Rights Officer
Rehabilitation Counselor
Resident Director
Senior Citizen Services Coordinator
Technical Writer
Urban Planner

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers. 

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Major-specific activities and student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may join a variety of clubs such as the Sociology Honor Society.

Networks continue to grow through digital groups such as LinkedIn.

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Professional Associations

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Get Connected

Stay up to date on the Sociology program and the Department of Sociocultural and Justice Sciences.

What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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