Majoring in Sociology
Interested in becoming a sociology major?
Contact Dr. Ann Power, the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
"Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. The subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports. Few fields have the broad scope and relevance for research, theory, and application of knowledge that Sociology has." American Sociological Association
What can you do with a Sociology degree?
Sociology majors are able to choose among various career paths. A Notre Dame survey of alumni/ae who majored in sociology revealed that they are employed as:
- business managers
- corporation executives
- insurance agents
- medical administrators
- religious ministers
- social workers
- university professors
Notre Dame's sociology majors also go on to graduate and professional schools to earn advanced degrees. For more information, visit our careers for sociology majors page.
Arts and Letters students from every major succeed in business, graduate or professional school, or full-time service. Learn more about the career outcomes of all of our graduates, including Sociology majors.