Careers in Sociology
What Can I Do With a Degree in Sociology?
Graduates in Sociology from MSU have gone on to attend law school, graduate school, work as community organizers, advocate for the rights of children, work in business and management positions, serve in social service agencies and non-profit organizations, and to careers in community health to name a few.
A degree can lead to employment opportunities in all of the following areas:
Criminal Justice: Corrections, Rehabilitation, Law Enforcement, the Justice System, Parole System.
Business and Marketing Advertising, Consumer and Market Research, Management of Non-profit organizations, Human Resources, Training and Human Development, Leadership Training.
Research and Planning- Governmental and regional planning departments, research firms, evaluation research, public opinion research.
Agencies-Social Work, Mental Health Services, Adoption, Child Care, Youth Services, Developmental Disability Services.
Government- Social Science Analysis, Census Bureau and other federal agencies, Administration, Policy Analysis, Personnel, Homeland Security.
Education- Teaching at Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities, Administration, Alumni Relations, Placement Offices, Educational Research.
Advocacy- Environmental, Child Welfare, National Policies, Victims Rights, Labor Rights, Community Organization.
Communications- Technical Writing, Newspaper and Magazine Reporting, Public Relations.
Need help finding employment? Come talk to us in the Sociology program or visit these websites:
For general information about careers in sociology: American Sociological Association: Careers in Sociology
Federal Job Websites:
Corp. for National & Community Service (includes Americorp & VISTA)
Non-Profit Job Websites:
Job Titles for Sociology Majors:
This list is not exhaustive. Many positions now require a graduate degree, so be sure to come talk to us about why a Sociology degree provides a great foundation for graduate studies.
Business and Industry
Community and Social Services