Careers for Sociology Majors

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Employers seek to hire candidates with strong analytic and communication skills, who can think creatively about problems, work in collaborative environments, and leverage diversity to maximize success for their organizations and employees. The sociology major teaches students how to think about individuals, groups, institutions, communities and societies in all of their complexity and interconnectedness and how to use the scientific method to ask and answer social research questions about these entities using data. With an overarching focus on oral and written communication, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, as well as attention to themes of race, class and gender, and global awareness, our courses focus on a broad range of topics relevant to businesses, nonprofits, and professions, including marriage and family, health, education, organizations, social networks, gender roles and interpersonal relationships, crime, poverty and inequality, religion, culture, social movements and social change and many more.

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