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What Can You Do with a Sociology Degree? 

Ultimately, college is a place to prepare students for their future responsibilities in society. A sociology degree is for people interested in doing work that creates a more functional society that serves all people equally. A choice to major in sociology is a statement about who you are and where your interests gravitate. When sociology majors apply for jobs, prospective employers are likely to view them as people who care about others, and who want to make the world a better place. The skills you’ll bring to the marketplace with a sociology degree include understanding social processes and contextual experiences, developing evidence-based arguments, working effectively in groups and on projects, performing qualitative and quantitative research, and solid communication skills with a variety of audiences.

A degree in sociology provides excellent preparation for careers in:

  • Social services
  • Law
  • Social work
  • Criminal justice
  • Healthcare
  • Business
  • Government
  • Education
  • And industry

Sociology offers a unique perspective and practical skills for working in today’s increasingly complex and global society. Students who graduate with a degree in sociology often find that they have unique analytical and research skills which make them competitive for a wide variety of positions.

In the Department of Sociology at Indiana University Kokomo, we understand that competing in today’s job market takes more than just a degree. You’ll have all kinds of opportunities to help tailor your skills and your resume to impress your future employers. As a student, you can gain experience through practicums, independent research, internships, participation in student organizations, and one-on-one work with faculty to show that you have the knowledge from the classroom and the hands-on experience from the real world.

Ready to make a difference?

If you’re ready to get started on helping to make the world a better place, you can talk to an admissions counselor about starting your sociology degree today! If you have more questions about how you’ll be able to use your sociology degree to enter the workforce post-graduation, we offer excellent career counseling services in our Career and Accessibility Center.

Last updated: 08/10/2017