What can you do with a degree in sociology?

There are a number of things that students can do with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Students of society understand that a B.A in Sociology is not a vocational degree, but prepares one broadly for work in a variety of settings. For example, opportunities to conduct research in and out of upper division classes lead undergraduate students to work as researchers for the city, county, or state in a variety of agencies. Other students have opted to do social services work, serving client populations from troubled young people to the poor. Still other students have entered the world of business in a variety of settings. Many students know before they complete their undergraduate degree, that they will want to continue their education in a professional or a graduate degree program. Sociology is good preparation for law degrees, or for human services M.A. programs in counseling. Some students opt for careers in education, entering the credential program for multiple subjects, becoming school counselors. Others pursue advanced study in sociology itself, and become researchers, professors, applied sociologists or independent scholars.

  • Correctional Counselor
  • Criminologist
  • Diplomat
  • Drug Counselor
  • Employment Counselor
  • Fund Raiser
  • Government Administrator   
  • Health Services Consultant   
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Industrial Sociologist
  • Interviewer/Researcher
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Law Enforcement
  • Penologist
  • Population Analyst
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Public Relations
  • Consultant
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Social Ecologist
  • Social Worker
  • Statistician
  • Urban Planner
  • Youth Counselor

* Some of these occupations may require additional or specialized coursework.