Sociology & Justice Studies  
Sociology Careers

Sociology students embark on a variety career paths following graduation including:

Community Services & Non-profit Organizations

  • Volunteer coordinators
  • Caseworker
  • Group home provider
  • Family planning counselor
  • Adoption work
  • Program assistant
  • Community activist


Government

  • Researcher and data analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Labor relations
  • Social Services
  • Socialworker or Caseworker
  • Foster care worker
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Working with the elderly, crime victims, youth,
  • Immigration
  • Welfare counselor


Criminal Justice System

  • Police or other law enforcement positions (e.g., border patrol agents)
  • Probation/Parole
  • Correctional officer
  • Victim advocate


Education

  • Teaching in elementary and secondary schools (requires certification)

Business

  • Consumer research
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Interviewer
  • Data analyst
  • Benefits & compensation worker
  • Claims representative

Sociology also provides students with a strong background in critical analysis skills to prepare them for advanced studies in graduate or law schools.