Careers in Sociology


What Can I Do With A Sociology Major?

A discipline focused on problem-solving, data analysis, and pressing social issues, sociology prepares students for careers in a wide range of fields.

In recent years our majors have pursued legal careers; became social workers and community activists; worked for national consulting companies; taught underprivileged children; worked in the financial community as analysts and bankers, pursued doctorates in sociology, higher degrees in business, counseling, criminal justice, health care administration and medicine; and directed non-profit organizations.

This is just a snapshot of the varied career paths that our majors have taken.  You can read more about our alumni here.


Resources for Sociology Careers

For more information on career opportunities for sociology majors, check out the following resources:

American Sociological Association Survey on Sociology Majors, Before and After Graduation

American Sociological Association Undergraduate Resources

Sociology Careers from Wake Forest University Career Services