Sociology+ Career Pathways

In a world full of challenges and opportunities, a sociology major helps you better understand social life and consider the potential for social change. As a discipline, sociology is at the forefront of exploring issues of social power, inequalities, diversity, and human relationships. The questions sociologists ask are at the heart of social and cultural debates related to living and working in the modern world.

It’s hard to overstate the flexibility and applicability of a sociology degree for those seeking to establish themselves in a variety of career fields, including: public health and medicine, law and criminal justice, public policy, media and communications. The skills developed as a sociology major, including critical thinking, analytical processing, writing, and communication, are highly marketable skills in today’s economy.

To help prospective and active sociologists get a better fix on all of the careers they can do with sociology, we've charted potential career pathways with our Sociology+ Career Pathways postcard series. Have a glance at each of our the cards below!

We hope that these cards have given you at least an overview of what you can do with a degree in sociology, but don't mistake these suggestions to be exhaustive. Sociology is a true 21st century major, the degree is as maleable and flexible as you seek to make it. Afterall, there are elements of the social in every aspect and institution of life.

Think sociology is for you? Apply to the program, today!

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