Why Graduate with a Sociology Degree?

What will I do with a B.A. in Sociology?

A degree in Sociology is ideal for entrance into almost any field of work or continued education. Graduates with this degree are sought after by employers due to their large base of knowledge of society's issues, how society has become what it is, and how to work within the systems we find ourselves in. 

Sociology provides a broad liberal-arts base for professions such as:

  • Criminology/Corrections
  • Law Enforcement
  • Medical Work
  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Community Development and Planning
  • Law
  • Education
  • Business
  • Politics

 To see a list of specific jobs that our graduates have held, scroll down:

Health and Mental Health Organizations 

Head Start – Case Manager and Supervisor

Youth and Family Services – Clinical Social Worker

School Districts – Medical Social Worker, Psychiatric Social Worker

Health Maintenance Organization – Teacher and Instructor

Behavior Healthcare – Therapist

Psychiatric Clinics/Hospitals – Nursing Care

Hospitals and Medical Centers – Employee Relations Specialist


Criminal Justice

Juvenile Centers – Court Youth Worker

Youth Services – Mediator

Correctional Facilities – Juvenile Group Worker

Law Enforcement Agencies – Juvenile Intervention Specialist, Law Enforcement Officer


Education and Child Development

Head Start – Adoption Consultant

School Districts – Case Worker/Manager

Youth and Family Services – Youth Treatment Specialist, Center Coordinator, Child/Family Development Specialist, Child Health Worker, Engagement Specialist, Family Community Support Worker, Family Educator, Home Visitor, Regional Manager, School Liaison, School Social Worker, Teacher, Treatment Coordinator and Manager


Community Services/ Community Development

Battered Persons Advocacy

Community Centers – Assistant Director

Counseling Centers – Case Manager

Adoption Agencies – Child Care Worker

City Park and Recreation Districts – Counselor, Development Specialist, Family Community Support Worker, Meals Program Specialist, Teen Dating Violence Advocate, Victim Advocate, Sexual Assault Coordinator, Social Services Assistant, Training Coordinator, Park and Rec Program Coordinator


Christian Organizations

Christian Adoptive Services – Adoption Specialist

Churches – Foster Parent Recruiter

Mission Organizations – Advocacy

Youth Camping Programs – Community Building

Private Christian Schools and Colleges – Refugee Resettlement Case Manager, Information Technology Administration, Student Development


Family Services

Head Start – Adoption Director

Youth and Family Services – Regional Manager

Family Solutions – Mediator and Facilitator

Adoption Agencies – Child Welfare Case Worker

International Family Services – China Program Director

State Agencies – Family and Community Support Facilitator, Family Educator, Family Residence Manager, Youth Treatment Specialist, Foster Home Certifier and Recruiter


International Justice and Relief Work

Overseas Missions Organizations – Advocacy Work, Development Work, Refugee Resettlement Case Manager



Political Campaigns - 2008 Presidential Campaign

Sociology Major at George Fox