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Sociology – General Sociology

Program Overview

With a degree in Sociology, you’ll build a framework for understanding complex societal issues, with a valuable foundation for many community-oriented careers, including human services, teaching, law and politics.

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Fast Facts

  • Sociology offers practical skills needed to succeed in a diverse, global society.
  • According to the American Sociological Association, over half of recent sociology graduates are employed in social services, administrative support, management, or education.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to conduct your own research on a sociological topic.
  • Sociology faculty have authored books on their sociological studies.

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Careers and Internships

You could be:

  • A community service manager: Median pay $64,680 per year. Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They manage staff who provide social services to the public.
  • A social worker: Median pay $46,890 per year. Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Clinical social workers also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral and emotional issues.
  • Nonprofit director: Median pay $64,086 per year. Nonprofit directors are equivalent to a CEO for a nonprofit organization. They are responsible for strategy, daily operations of the organization and working closely with the board of directors.

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)