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What Can I Do With A Sociology Degree?

Sociology is a broad area of study that offers majors the opportunity to strengthen their critical thinking skills, writing skills, and people skills. Many students are drawn to sociology because it provides a unique view of the world and attempts to understand how society works and doesn't work, who benefits from social arrangements, and how social change happens.

The sociological perspective positions students to be effective in a wide variety of careers. Sociology majors find jobs in social service agencies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and correctional institutions, to name a few. They also find jobs in business and industry in market research, public relations, customer service, management, advertising, human resources, and sales. Many sociology undergraduates find work in a related occupation and others decide to obtain an advanced degree.

More information about careers in sociology is available from the American Sociological Association.

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