What Can I Do with a Degree in Sociology?

Almost anything!! 

A degree in Sociology provides strong preparation for entry level positions throughout the education, counseling, legal, business, health professions, social services, criminal justice system, and government worlds.  Sociology provides functional skills that transfer from one setting to another and are adaptable to an innovative economy. JSU Sociology students will hone critical thinking, communication, analysis, cultural competency, and civic engagement skills necessary for work in any career field. 

Don't ask yourself
‘Why should I major in Sociology?’
instead ask yourself,
‘Why not major in Sociology?’ 

Sociology is a field of study that opens doors in many sectors throughout the United States, see the job announcements recently advertised on LinkedIn. 

Program Eligibility Specialist
State of Arkansas Jonesboro - $27,000/yr - $46,000/yr (est.) · Full-time · Entry level - 51-200 employees · Government Administration

Minimum Qualifications - The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, or a related field.


Employment Specialist
Park Center Nashville, TN - $35,500/yr - $36,500/yr · Full-time - 51-200 employees
Qualifications - Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in social work, sociology, vocational rehabilitation, or other human services related field
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator

County of Ventura  Ventura County, CA - $63,340.55/yr - $88,685.48/yr · Part-time · Entry level - 5,001-10,000 employees · Government Administration

Bachelor’s degree in public policy, sociology, anthropology, or a related field OR Bachelor’s degree AND some experience in diversity, equity and inclusion or social justice related work OR Significant experience working with or supporting diversity, equity and inclusion or social justice related programs.


Famous Sociology Majors

Martin Luther King JrPaul ShafferMichelle ObamaCory BookerJoe Theismann

Left to Right: Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.; Paul Shaffer, bandleader David Letterman Show; Michelle Obama, lawyer and First Lady; Cory Booker, US Senator/mayor; Joe Theisman, NFL Quarterback
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