Careers for Sociology Majors
What can I do with my degree?
ND Sociology Students After Graduation
- 1/3 enter the work force
- Over 1/4 go on to graduate and professional schools to earn advanced degrees
- 1/4 perform a year or two of service
- The rest explore other options
Graduates of Notre Dame's Sociology program are now employed in fields as diverse as business management, consulting, corporate administration, insurance, medical administration, politics, realty, religious life, social work, teaching, and higher education.
While graduates with advanced degrees in the field of sociology tend to accept positions with “sociologist" in the title, graduates at the bachelor’s level secure positions in fields both within and outside the discipline. Sociology graduates work in many areas (see examples listed below) as well as in many other professional arenas, including positions of political and national leadership. For example, civil rights leaders Rev. Martin Luther King and Rev. Jesse Jackson earned B.A.’s in sociology.
In the end, it will be your special interests, course choices, experiences, and work-setting preferences that will help you decide what exactly you wish to pursue. Visit http://www3.nd.edu/~ndtcc/html/sociology.html for some helpful info on what you can do with the Sociology major.
Updated March 2013
Research Employment Opportunities for Sociology BA’s & BS’s!!
Graduates with a major in Sociology can find research positions at a variety of private firms and governmental agencies conducting social science research throughout the country.
Updated February 2013
Job Titles for Sociology Majors
Business and Industry
Community and Social Services
Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies
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Read more about future careers for Sociology majors in the American Sociological Association’s booklet, 21st Century Careers with an Undergraduate Degree in Sociology,
For additional info. on Sociology and on Social Work, visit: www.sociologydegreeprograms.org/sociology-careers/
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.