What Can I Do With A Major In 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.
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.
Sample of Related Occupations
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
Delta (AKD): International Sociology Honor Society
American Sociological Association
Association for Humanist Sociology
Child Welfare League of America
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Eastern Sociological Society
Explore Health Careers
International Sociological Association
National Board of Certified Counselors
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Sociologists Without Borders
Society for Applied Sociology
The Sociology Virtual Library
U. S. Census
Internships, Co-ops and Employment
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 opportunitites 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 Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and
co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Ability Beyond Disability - Assistant Residential Manager
AIDS Project Hartford - HIV Prevention Education Services Program 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 Junior Republic - Part-time Clinical Coordinator
Connecticut Voices for Children - Policy Fellowship
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
Oakley Law Offices - Social Worker 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 Children's Home of Cromwell, Inc. - Teacher Support Specialist
The Devereaux Glenholme School - Boarding Faculty (FT) - Direct Care
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Patient Services/Campaign Internship
United Health Group - Client Service Analyst
Whiting Lane Extended DayCare - Teaching Assistant