Many students are concerned with how their major will help them obtain work after graduation. An undergraduate degree in sociology provides a broad range of analytical, organizational, critical thinking, and communication skills that are in high demand in today’s job market, regardless of the career field. According to the American Sociological Association, 87% of sociology majors go directly into the labor force after earning a degree, while the remainder pursue some type of advanced study.
Sociology is an ideal field for those who want a modern, competitive degree that will make them valuable in today’s changing job market. An undergraduate degree in sociology provides a solid foundation for a wide variety of occupations and professions, as well as graduate school training.
Sociology majors learn the fundamental skills and knowledge employers seek:
The most employable students are those who have completed several internships, gained volunteer and leadership experience during their college career, and who have excelled in their courses. Visit the Internship page, the Internship Database, and the Dean of Students Involvement page for more information on these opportunities.
A major in sociology provides an excellent background for a variety of occupations. Consult the ISU Career Center for more information about career opportunities for sociology majors.
The fields listed below are just some of the areas sociology major have been able to find work in:
The ISU Career Center is located on the lower level of the Student Services Building (across from the Bone Student Center). The Career Center offers career advisement and a wealth of information about potential careers for sociology majors.
The ASA has many good resources for sociology majors looking to enter the job market.