Career Development Office


Contact Information

Willard-DiLoreto Hall, Room 101

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8-5
Fridays, 8-4


What Can I Do With A Major In Sociology?

Sociology is a social science concerned with the study of society and applying knowledge gained to the pursuit of social welfare. Sociology majors study the different avenues of social life and focus on the interaction between human groups and institutions and their influences on each other. Sociology ranges from the study of relationships in family units in the most primitive cultures to the research of large bureaucratic institutions in major industrialized nations. Among the specialties within sociology are criminology, demography, cultural traditions, family relations, gerontology, social welfare, race relations, social status, and social change.

Sociology majors find jobs in social service agencies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and correctional institutions.

Visit CCSU’s Sociology Department webpage here.

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Explore this site to discover a number of resources, career options, and school recommendations for your major!

Sample of Related Occupations

Academic Advisor

Admissions Counselor

Advocacy Counselor

Agency Director

Case Manager

Child Welfare Worker

Community Affairs Specialist

Community Service Agency Director

Correctional Case Worker

Corrections Officer

Developmental Disability Specialist

Eligibility Specialist

Family Therapist

Foster Care Specialist

Marriage Counselor

Mental Health Therapist

Non-Profit Administrator

Probation/Parole Officer



Public Health Administrator

Recreation Worker

School Counselor

Social Scientist

Social Services Director


Student Affairs Administrator

Substance Abuse Counselor

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Welfare Counselor

For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD): International Sociology Honor Society

American Sociological Association

America’s Charities

Child Welfare League of America

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Eastern Sociological Society

International Sociological Association

National Board of Certified Counselors

Society for the Study of Social Problems

Sociology Conferences Worldwide


U. S. Census

Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities

Sociology majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for sociology majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.

Ability Beyond Disability - Assistant Residential Manager

Capitol Region Education Council - Residential Counselor

Central Area Health Education Center - Summer Institute Instructor, Youth Health Service Corps & Health Careers Coordinator, Collegiate Health Service Corps - Volunteer & Service Experience, Americorps State Member - Youth Health Service Corps Coordinator

Clean Water Action - Global Warming & Clean Energy Internship

Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc. - Bilingual Case Manager, Job Developer/Employment Specialist

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services - Training & Development Internship

Connecticut Department of Social Services - The Office of Legal Counsel Regulations and Administrative Hearings Internship

Connecticut Junior Republic - Part-time Clinical Coordinator

CW Resources, Inc. - Employment Specialist

JOBPRO - Human Resources Assistant

Kuhn Employment Opportunities, Inc. - Employment Specialist for the Rushford Program, Employment Specialist for the DMHAS Program, Bilingual Employment Specialist

New England Revolution - Community Relations Internship

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England - Campus Action Internship

Simsbury Public Schools - Afternoon Assistant

State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management - Legislative Internship

The Devereaux Glenholme School - Boarding Faculty (FT) - Direct Care

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Patient Services/Campaign Internship

United Health Group - Client Service Analyst