Careers in Sociology

Careers in Sociology

    Sociology students are those intrigued by the challenging social issues pervading our world, how society influences and is influenced by them, and how to encourage change. They learn how to address these issues through scientific research and application, and, as our world continuously evolves, sociology majors are well prepared to offer insight into these changes and how best to accommodate them.  

    Given the basis in research and focus on diversity and inequality, sociology students develop skills and knowledge employers are seeking:  critical thinking and effective communication skills and the knowledge and ability to conduct ethical research, as well as offer evidence-based analyses and innovative solutions.  As such, students find employment in a wide variety of fields:  business, child welfare, community services, computer industry, criminal justice, education, gerontology, health care, human resources, international relations, law, leisure/recreation/sport, marketing, military, public health, public/ social policy, social work, urban planning or management…and so much more.

    To learn more about career opportunities for sociology students:

        *The Career Center offers tips on applying to graduate school, specifically three steps:  clarifying goals and school selection, the application process, and paying for graduate school.  Additionally. Dr. Weber has provided a list of considerations she discusses with students as they prepare for graduate school. 

        If you would like to talk to the Director of Academic Services in the Department of Sociology at UofL about careers in sociology or post-graduation strategies, please contact Dr. Jonetta Weber.