General Sociology After Graduation

What can you do with a sociology degree?

Virtually anything: few fields have as broad a scope and relevance as does sociology. This makes it both exciting and challenging to build a future, because many choices are open to you.

  • Our graduates leave well-prepared for a variety of career paths and graduate programs.
  • Over 85% of sociology graduates in the last 2 years were accepted into the graduate program of their choice, in the following programs: social work, criminal psychology, marriage and family therapy, sociology, substance abuse and clinical counseling, urban education, social psychology, and educational methodology.
Sociology and criminal justice graduates at Commencement
Sociology and criminal justice graduates at Commencement

A degree in sociology can lead to employment opportunities in all of the following areas. This list has been adapted from Black Hills State University.

  • Criminal Justice - In corrections, rehabilitation, law enforcement, the justice system, parole system.
  • Business and Industry - Advertising, Consumer and Market Research, Management of Non-profit organizations, Human Resources, Training and Human Development, Leadership Training.
  • Research and Planning - Governmental and regional planning departments, research firms, evaluation research, public opinion research.
  • Agencies - Social Services, Mental Health Services, Adoption, Child Care, Youth Services, Developmental Disability Services.
  • Government - Social Science Analysis, Census Bureau and other federal agencies, Administration, Policy Analysis, Personnel, Homeland Security.
  • Education - Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities, Administration, Alumni Relations, Placement Offices, Educational Research.
  • Advocacy - Environmental, Child Welfare, National Policies, Victims Rights, Labor Rights, Community Organization.
  • Communications - Technical Writing, Newspaper and Magazine Reporting, Public Relations.

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