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Department of Sociology

Careers in Sociology

 A sociology degree gives you the research, communication and analytical skills you need to compete in today’s marketplace or to pursue graduate work in a variety of fields. Our graduates have gone into careers in education, law, social work, human resources, counseling, and health-related professions, among other areas. As a social science, sociology graduates are concerned with the study of society, human behavior and relationships

Workforce Success

Our emphasis on training students in research and on topical areas provides the following skills:

  • Analyzing data and using statistical tools
  • Interpreting research to communicate findings to broad audiences
  • Designing research
  • Solving problems creatively
  • Collaborating in the design and presentation of research
  • Bringing critical thinking to current social problems
  • Communicating effectively
  • Providing different explanations for social problems

Career options by sector

These skills, and many others acquired in the pursuit of a degree in sociology, are highly transferable to jobs such as:

  • Market research
  • Insurance industry
  • Social Work
  • Academic careers
  • Teaching
  • Government agencies
  • Legal firms

Resources

We've provided some valuable links to help get you thinking about life after graduation. 


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