Sociology and Career Preparation

SOCIOLOGY as preparation for CAREERS IN BUSINESS

MARKETING and ADVERTISING
Types of jobs: Market research analyst, Advertising sales representatives, survey researcher

ECONOMY, WORK, and MANAGEMENT STUDIES
Types of jobs: Business consultant, Industrial sociologist

SOCIOLOGY as preparation for CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • Types of organizations:
    • Federal Agencies
      • Drug Enforcement Agency
      • Border Patrol
      • National Security Agency
      • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
      • Central Intelligence Agency
      • Federal Bureau of Investigation
      • Customs & Immigration
      • Department of Agriculture
      • U.S. Postal Service
    • Local and State Agencies
      • Parole Departments
      • Prosecutors’ offices
      • Probation Departments
      • Criminal Courts
      • Juvenile Justice Courts and Agencies
      • Correctional facilities
    • Business and Social Organizations
      • Insurance companies
      • Law firms
      • Colleges and universities

SOCIOLOGY as preparation for SERVICE in the NON-PROFIT SECTOR

  • PHILANTHROPY, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS  & COMMUNITY SERVICE
    • Types of organizations:  Public Health Organizations,  Charitable Organizations, Community Health Organizations, Community Education, Religious Organizations, Local governments, Social Policy organizations
  • URBAN STUDIES
    • Types of jobs:  Real estate developers, architectural firms, Community organizations, Local & state governments, Consulting firms
  • SOCIAL WORK
    • Types of jobs:  Advocacy for victims of crimes and/or domestic or family violence; disability services, family services
    • Types of organizations: Half-way houses, rape crisis centers, suicide prevention centers, family courts, probation departments, state youth and family services
  • COMMUNITY & INDIVIDUAL HEALTH
    • Types of Jobs:  Health Coverage Advocates, Crisis intervention, Drug Abuse and Prevention

SOCIOLOGY as preparation for CAREERS IN LAW, SOCIAL POLICY, POLITICS

SOCIOLOGY as preparation for POST-GRADUATE STUDIES:
Today, many college graduates decide to pursue graduate degrees. The Sociology curriculum provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in a wide range of areas. It provides knowledge and skills needed for professional degrees, such as business administration, criminal justice, education, health administration, human resource management, law, marketing, social policy, social work and counseling, sociology, and urban studies and planning.