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Careers for Sociology

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the causes and the consequences of human behavior. Sociology's subject matter ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from crime to religion, from the division of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, from the sociology of religion to the sociology of education.

Students majoring in sociology have established careers in such areas as:

  • law
  • business administration
  • health and education
  • politics
  • urban planning
  • city government
  • counseling and human resources
  • advertising and marketing
  • public relations and the media
  • criminal justice
  • education
  • the nonprofit sector

Informative websites for careers in sociology