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Careers in Sociology

What can I do with a B.A. in Sociology?

A Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology prepares students for future graduate work in sociology that can help them become a professor, researcher, or applied sociologist. The strong liberal arts component also prepares graduates for employment in entry-level positions in a wide variety of other settings. Listed below are examples of jobs that require some of the skills that an undergraduate education in sociology provides.

Social Science Research
  • Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Demography
  • Market Research
  • Information Sourcing
Government
  • Social Statistics
  • Demography
  • Public Administration
  • Policy Analysis
  • Law Enforcement
  • Program Development
  • Human Services
  • City Planning
Human Services
  • Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Advocacy
  • Mental Health Services
  • Administration
Criminal Justice
  • Corrections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Law Enforcement
  • Judiciary
Education
  • Teaching
  • Research
Environment & Society
  • Health
  • Local or State Planning
  • Advocacy
  • Consulting
  • Regional Services
Business
  • Human Resources
  • Training and Development
  • Recruiting
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Office Administration

Tips and General Information:

  • Internships, part-time jobs, summer jobs, and/or volunteer experiences are critical.
  • To enhance graduate or professional school opportunities, maintain a high GPA, get to know your professors, join student or professional organizations, and pursue relevant experiences outside the classroom. 
  • For human or social service positions, gain experience with population of interest.
  • Talk with professionals working in areas of interest.
  • Contact the sociology undergraduate coordinator, Dr. Pamela Tontodonato, to set up an appointment to discuss your courses, career goals, and plans or visit the following links for more information: