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Department of Sociology & Criminology

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Department of Sociology & Criminology

Careers for our Majors

Students leave our program having established a strong liberal arts foundation. They have developed skills in observation, analysis, and critical thinking that open up a world of possibilities in business, social service and government. Specifically:

  • We offer excellent preparation for students who plan to pursue further graduate work in sociology or criminology in order to become a professor or researcher.
  • We provide a broad liberal arts base suitable for work or further study in law, education, medicine, social work, non-profits, public policy, and counseling, to name only a few possibilities.

The substance of our majors opens up opportunities in a range of fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse groups.

Books that may be of interest for your career search

  • 21st Century Careers with an Undergraduate Degree in Sociology, second edition. Copies of this publication, distributed by the American Sociological Association, are available in the Sociology/Criminology Office (SH 446).
  • Great Jobs for Sociology Majors, by Stephen Lambert. McGraw-Hill, 2008. ISBN: 978-0071544825.
  • Careers in Criminal Justice and Related Fields: From Internship to Promotion, by J. Scott Harr and Karen M. Hess. Cengage Learning, 2009. ISBN: 978-0495600329.
  • Great Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors, by Stephen Lambert and Debra Regan. McGraw-Hill, 2007. ISBN: 978-0071476133.

More information on Sociology and Criminology careers