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Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #23
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699  

Career Opportunities

Recent BSU sociology graduates have found occupations in human relations, non-profit management, hockey camps leadership, probation services, sales, higher education administration, and international relations. Sociology will prepare you for careers in the following areas.

Human Services

  • counseling
  • case management
  • advocacy organizations
  • mental health services, programs, and administration


  • administration
  • program development, community outreach
  • human resources
  • healthcare support services

Criminal Justice

  • corrections
  • rehabilitation programs/services
  • law enforcement
  • law school and judiciary


  • teaching
  • research
  • administration
  • student services
  • marketing services (publishers, teaching and learning tools)


  • administration
  • human resources
  • urban planning, development, tourism
  • social science research and analysis, demography, social impact, human dimensions analysis


  • non government organizations - advocacy
  • consulting firms
  • environmental journals
  • waste management administration, research, planning
  • product research and development (consumer testing)
  • lobbying


  • human resources (recruiting, training and development)
  • corporate management
  • retail and industrial sales
  • marketing
  • public relations
  • ownership


  • aid organizations
  • faith missions
  • disaster relief organizations

Our goal for you is to get you thinking about your abilities and interests and matching them to a course of study that will lead to career opportunities that are right for you.

  • If you are interested in getting a jump on your career future, we encourage you to access BSU Career Services (102 Sanford Hall). They offer information on a variety of careers and have assessment tools that can help you plan. Plus, the sociology program has a career preparation course specifically designed to help students plan for future employment.
  • For on-line information on finding a career, go to any on-line search engine and type in the words ‘career information’ or ‘career ideas’. You can also access a site such as Fazed Career Information. The Park University Career Development site provides you with career areas, possible employers, and strategies for gaining necessary experience and skills.