Major to Career: Sociology
On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Sociology majors, skills Sociology majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Sociology program.
It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.
On the right is a comprehensive list of job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Sociology.
- Problem Solving: Sociology majors learn to analyze organizational patterns and group dynamics to find solutions to problems.
- Social Understanding: Majors develop an understanding of group behavior and social influences on individual behavior.
- Research: Sociology students design and conduct surveys to study social attitudes, values and behaviors. They gather information and synthesize ideas from different sources to write reports and present policy recommendations and conclusions.
- Sensitivity to Differences: Through the understanding of social issues, sociology majors learn to appreciate the differences among various social groups.
- Synthesis: Majors bring together information and observations to inform and address societal problems.
Career-Related Web Sites
Careers in Sociology
Sponsored by the American Sociological Association
Portland State Careers
Features links to professional organizations in sociology, job postings, and a book listing specifically related to sociology majors.
Society for Applied Sociology
Offers links to federal jobs, business and marketing, sociology, evaluation and research.
National Association of Social Workers Inc
National Council on Aging
National Urban League
Sociology Resources on the internet. Lots of links to sociology-related sites.
Careers in Sociology
Provides a nice overview of general career opportunities in sociology.
Sociology Resources on the Web
For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Links page.