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, environment, and business.
Human Resources -- Recruiting, Training, and Development
- Criminal Justice
Advocacy Groups and Organizations
Program Development Human Services
- Human Services
Mental Health Services
- Social Science Research
- Also: Graduate Study
PreparationRecommended High School Courses
- Social Research