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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Sociology?"

Why Major in Sociology?

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Bachelor of Science Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor degree in Sociology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Develop an awareness of personal assumptions, as well as basic American assumptions in analyzing positions on social issues.
  • Discern the basic components of culture including group diversity, socialization, identity, and cultural symbols.
  • Delineate the basic process and consequences of stratification across social categories including ethnicity, race, social class, gender, and societies.
  • Recognize how social institutions operate organizationally within society and how they vary over time and space.
  • Create reasonable linkages between empirical evidence and theory utilizing both inductive and deductive forms of logic.
  • Develop effective ways of communicating in professional contexts.
  • Understand basic research procedures in accord with the scholarly practices of the discipline of Sociology including the utilization of research journals and their documentation, construction of a research document to report findings, and the proper citation of sources.
  • Critically evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of competing theoretical views and everyday frameworks of understanding, recognizing the complexity and uncertainty that are always present.

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

Affirmative Action CoordinatorMedical Records Worker
AnthropologistMental Health Counselor
Benefits AdministratorOccupational Career Counselor
Benefits AnalystParent Counselor/Educator
Benefits ManagerPeace Corps Volunteer
Care ManagerPersonnel Manager
Case WorkerPolicy Analyst
Child Care WorkerPopulation Analyst
City ManagerPrevention Counselor
Community Services SpecialistProbation Officer
Community Support ClinicianProfessor/Educator
Compensation ManagerProgram Coordinator
ConsultantProgram Director
Counseling CoordinatorProgram Manager
CounselorProject Manager
CriminologistPublic Administrator
DemographerPublic Assistance Worker
Employee Benefits ManagerPublic Health Supervisor
Employee Development SpecialistPublic Relations Manager
Employee Relations RepresentativeRecreation Director
Environmental OrganizerRecreation Worker
Family CounselorRecruiter
Foreign Service WorkerRehabilitation Counselor
GerontologistResearch Assistant
Grievance OfficerService Coordinator
HistorianStatistical Analyst
Hospital AdministratorSubstance Abuse Counselor
Housing CoordinatorSurvey Research Technician
Human Resources ManagerUrban Planner
Labor Relations SpecialistWomen's Counselor
Market Research AnalystYouth Specialist

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Actions Without Borders
Social Service.

Affiliated Organizations

Academy Health
AmericanSociological Association

Four-Year Academic Plan

Sociology: B.A. Degree 
Sociology: B.S. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator