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  • What Can I Do With a Major in Sociology?

    An undergraduate degree in sociology provides a strong liberal arts foundation for entry-level positions in social services, law or criminal justice, education, community development, marketing or other business-related fields, and government jobs. Those who enter human services might work with youths at risk, the elderly, or people experiencing problems related to poverty, substance abuse, or the justice system. Those who enter the business world might work in sales, marketing, customer relations, or human resources. Others may choose a teaching career. Sociology also offers valuable preparation for careers in journalism, politics, public relations, business, or public administration — fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse groups. In addition, an undergraduate degree in sociology is excellent preparation for future graduate work in sociology in order to become a professor, researcher, or applied sociologist.