The skills involved in Sociology, training in investigative methods, critical observation and analysis of our society and attention to diversity, are attractive assets for employers. A bachelor of arts degree in Sociology opens the door to a wide variety of careers in social service, journalism, business, health, public relations, criminal justice, marketing and politics. Sociology also provides a good basis for further education in law school, medical school, or graduate school. Students who complete masters or doctorates in Sociology commonly work as researchers, professors, or applied sociologists.
For further information about what you can do with a degree in Sociology, see the American Sociological Association’s website or talk to a member of the Sociology Department. In a letter to parents of sociology majors, the Executive Officer of the American Sociological Association, Sally Hillsman, defines sociology, the skill-set learned in college and the career choices for sociology majors.- “Why Major in Sociology?”.