Sociology

Why a Major in Sociology?

Sociology is the study of social life and focuses on the interaction between human groups and institutions and their influences on each other. Sociology ranges from the study of relationships in family units in the most primitive cultures to the research of large bureaucratic institutions in major industrialized nations. Among the specialties within sociology are criminology, demography, cultural traditions, family relations, gerontology, social welfare, race relations, social status, and social change.

Sociology majors find jobs in social service agencies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and correctional institutions. They also find jobs in business and industry in market research, public relations, customer service, management, advertising, human resources, and sales.

Sample Occupations

  • Child Welfare Officer
  • Community Service Agency
  • Compensation/Benefits Specialist
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Delinquency Counselor
  • Family Clinic Worker
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Probation /Parole/ Corrections Officer
  • Public Relations Specialist

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