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.
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Sample of Related Occupations
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Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
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
Mount Saint John - Behavior Support Counselor, Residential Treatment Counselor
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