UGA Specific Information for Sociology

Sociology is the study of human behavior and interaction in the context of culture and society. Sociology studies the social institutions formed by mankind to determine the influence these institutions have upon individual and groups. There are many specialties in sociology that include marriage and family, community, gerontology, criminology, rural and urban studies, juvenile delinquency, and social and political organizations. A major in sociology leads to a wide range of career options in government, nonprofit or business. In addition, a major in sociology provides individuals with a solid foundation for further post-graduate study in law, business, or the social sciences.

Employers Hiring UGA Sociology for the Class of 2016*

Athens Neurological Associates | Bulldog Movers | City Year | Congressman John Lewis | Department of Human Resources | Far From California | Georgia Center - University of Georgia Conference Center and Hotel | Governor Nathan Deal Office of the Governor | Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Hebron Christian Academy | Honda Motor Company, Ltd. | Hope’s, Inc. | Liberty Mutual Group | MATRIX Resources | Nolan Transportation Group, Inc. | Publix Super Markets, Inc. | Randstad Technologies US | Reid Meloy | SapientNitro | Skyhouse South | Strong & Hanni Law Firm PC | The Home Depot | The University of Georgia | Women’s Tennis Association

Job Titles of UGA Sociology Majors for the Class of 2016*

Account Executive | Accountant | AmeriCorps City Year Member | Case Assistant | Claims Specialist | Corporate Social Responsibility | Customer Care Analyst | Deli Clerk | Drayage Operations Specialist | Front Desk Coordinator | Leasing Consultant | Manager | Planner | Professional Tennis Player | Project Management | Research Assistant | Revenue Maximization Specialist | Sales Associate | Special Assistant | TA Coordinator

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Sociology Majors for the Class of 2016*

Brenau University | Clemson University | East Carolina University | Georgia State University | Mercer University | Middle Georgia State University | Portland State University | The University of Connecticut | The University of Edinburgh | The University of Georgia | The University of Missourri | The University of Pennsylvania | The University of South Carolina | The University of Texas at Austin

UGA Sociology Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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