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Jobs for Sociology Majors

The following are examples of jobs that sociology majors have obtained:

  • Positions with the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Youth Services
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Mental Health positions
  • State Departments of Corrections
  • Area Agencies on Aging
  • Insurance
  • Banking
  • Advertising
  • Computers
  • Retail
  • Public Relations
  • Correctional Officers
  • Sales Representatives
  • Community Planning
  • Case Manager
  • Health Services
  • Marketing research
  • Program Administration
  • Research Analyst

In addition, a major in sociology provides a strong foundation for careers in law, management, journalism, human services, urban and environmental planning, government and education.

Careers in Sociology

Professional Organizations

  • American Sociological Association: This is the premier professional association for Sociology. Their site contains information on sociology careers, job opportunities for those with graduate training in sociology, and information on recent research of interest to sociologists. Their website is at 
  • Southwestern Sociological Association: Part of the Southwestern Social Science Association, SSA is the regional organization for sociologists in Texas and other parts of the Southwestern US. Their site has information on conferences, publications, and other information of interest to local sociologists. Their website is at:

Graduate Programs in Sociology

This section has information on graduate programs in sociology, including TWU, UNT, and UT Arlington. Note that UT Arlington only has an MA program in sociology, while TWU and UNT have an MA and PhD program in Sociology.

Sociology Career Guides

  • Lambert, Stephen E. 2008. Great Jobs for Sociology Majors. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Princeton Review. 2007. What To Do With Your Psychology or Sociology Degree. Dallas, TX: Princeton Review. 

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