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Sociology

Center for Environmental, Economic, Earth and Space Studies

Broadly speaking, sociologists study social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociology majors acquire a broad knowledge of the social structural world (i.e., social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces of social change and resistance, and how social structures work). They also develop a range of research skills, including analyzing and interpreting information, collecting and organizing detailed research notes into a logical presentation, communicating findings both orally and in writing, and using a computer for data processing and analysis.

Employers look for people with the skills and knowledge that the undergraduate sociology degree provides. Some career options for students to consider are in the areas of human services, criminal justice, education, government, social science research, environmental and business.

Career Directions

  • * Business
  • Human Resources - Recruiting, Training and Development
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Sales
  • * Criminal Justice
  • Corrections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Judiciary
  • Law Enforcement
  • * Education
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • * Environment
  • Advocacy Groups and Organizations
  • Consulting Firms
  • Environmental Periodicals
  • Health Agencies
  • Waste Management
  • * Government
  • City Planning
  • Demography
  • Law Enforcement
  • Policy Analysis
  • Program Development Human Services
  • Public Administration
  • Research
  • Social Statistics
  • * Human Services
  • Administration
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Mental Health Services
  • Programming
  • * Social Science Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Demography
  • Information Sourcing
  • Market Research
  • Research
  • * Also: Graduate Study

Contact Info

Center for Environmental, Economic, Earth and Space Studies
Sattgast Hall 126
Phone: (218) 755-2920
Fax: (218) 755-4107