What can I do with my SOCIOLOGY degree?


Employers of Sociology Majors

  • Advocacy Groups

  • Federal, State & Local Government

  • United Way Agencies

  • Non-Profit Organizations

  • Religious Service Organizations

  • Adoption & Child Care Agencies

  • Nursing Homes

  • Hospitals

  • Corrections Institutions

  • Court Systems

  • Private Social Service Organizations

  • Health Agencies and Social Service Firms

  • Consulting Firms

  • Companies Compiling Demographic Data or Forecasting and Population Studies

  • Private Research Firms

Related Occupations for Sociology Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.

Admissions Counselor

Marriage & Family Therapist

Adoption Agent

Medical Social Worker


Mental Health Agent

Aging Specialist

Motivational Speaker

Career Services Counselor

Parole Officer

Case Worker

Peace Corps/VISTA Worker

Child Welfare Officer



Personnel Specialist

Community Relations Director

Population Specialist


Probation Officer

Day Care Worker

Research Assistant

Delinquency Counselor


Demographic Analyst

School Counselor

Family Guidance Clinic Worker

Social Scientist

Family Preservation Case Worker

Social Welfare Examiner

Foster Care Worker




Health Care Worker



Preparing for a Job in Sociology

  1. Prepare to obtain advanced degree

  2. Develop good communication and interpersonal skills.

  3. Acquire related experience through volunteer, part-time or summer work in mental health agencies, advocacy groups, social service programs, etc.

  4. Develop skills in research and statistical applications.

  5. Take courses in areas of interest such as personnel management, public speaking, labor relations, industrial relations, etc.

Program Overview   Contact Information
Sociology   Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
    College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    On Campus: Fayard Hall, Room356C
    Telephone: (985) 549-5964
    E-mail: mriedel@southeastern.edu


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Contact Information

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Fayard Hall 356C
Tel: 985-549-5964