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What Can I Do with My Sociology Major?

Sociology is the study of group life. Sociology focuses on social relationships and social structures and on the relationships among people, groups, organizations, classes, cultures, and societies. Sociology graduates are able to apply their skills and knowledge across a wide variety of occupations and professions. Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Consumer Relations
  • Sales
  • Market Analysis
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Labor Relations
  • Fund Raising
  • Social Welfare
  • Environmental Activism
  • Community Activism
  • Youth Outreach
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Occupational/Career Counseling
  • Mental Health Services
  • Hospital Administration
  • Homeless/Housing Outreach
  • Public Administration
  • Public Assistance
  • Advocacy
  • Resident Planning
  • Group Home Administration
  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health
  • Rural Health Outreach
  • Event Coordination
  • Urban Planning
  • Legislation
  • Teaching
  • Student Personnel
  • Consumer Research
  • Legal Careers

What Can I Do with My Criminology Major?

Criminology is the sociology-based study of crime and the criminal justice system. The Criminology major exposes students to the dimensions of the crime problem, explanations of the prevalence of various types of crimes and examines the various agencies and programs designed to prevent and control crime and delinquency. Criminology graduates are able to apply their skills and knowledge across a wide variety of occupations and professions. Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Corrections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Law Enforcement: Local, State, and Federal
  • Legal Careers
  • Judicial / Courts
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Youth Programming & Counseling
  • Private Investigation
  • Retail Investigation
  • Medical Investigation
  • Insurance Fraud Investigation & Prevention
  • Financial Fraud Investigation & Prevention
  • Intervention Programming