Careers in Sociology

Students working on the Global Innovation Challenge.

As a broad social science, the study of sociology provides students with the technical and analytic tools, critical thinking skills and global perspective required to successfully navigate an ever-evolving job market.

What Can I Do with a Sociology Degree?

Not sure what you want to do after graduation? That's okay! The jobs you'll apply for may not yet exist. That's how quickly the current employment landscape is changing. Sociology prepares students to embrace these rapid shifts armed with practical, professional skills. Our recent graduates have applied their knowledge and skill sets across a wide variety of occupations and professions, including medical and health services, recreation, business, law and law enforcement, urban planning, social policy and social services. 

How Does Sociology Impact Your Profession?

"I currently work in a religious institution with a thriving office staff and large membership. Therefore, my sociology degree is being put to use almost every day in my work life, because I work with people who have their own personalities, traits, behaviors, trends and ideas."
– Ruth Kleinman, BA '05, Development Coordinator at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York, NY

Careers for Sociologists

  • Data Analyst
  • Demographer
  • Survey Researcher
  • Statistician
  • Policy Analyst
  • Criminologist
  • Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Social Justice Advocate
  • Diversity Officer
  • Professor/Educator
  • Media Planner
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Lawyer