UGA Specific Information for Sociology

Sociology is a liberal-arts specialty that leads to a wide range of career options in government or business. In addition, a sociology major provides a solid foundation for further post-graduate study in law, business, and the social sciences. An undergraduate sociology major provides valuable insights into social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class that affect work and how organizations operate. Sociology majors who are interested in organizational theory gravitate toward organizational planning, development, and training. Those who study the sociology of work and occupations may pursue careers in human resources management (personnel) and industrial relations. Students who especially enjoy research design, statistics, and data analysis seek positions in marketing, public relations, and organizational research. Courses in economic and political sociology, cultural diversity, racial and ethnic relations, and social conflict can lead to positions in international business.

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Sociology*

** Includes Self-Employed

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The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
All Starz Children's Academy Assistant Teacher
Arden Claims Service Project Administrator
Area 23 Associate Integrated Producer
Athens Health and Fitness Front Desk Representative
Athens Orthopedic Clinic Medical Assistant
Capital Volleyball Academy Volleyball Coach
Delta Group SIU Division Assistant Case Manager
EF Educational Tours Tour Consultant
Georgia Department of Community Supervision Community Supervision Officer
Goodman McGuffey LLP Legal Assistant
Greif Business Intelligence and Analytics Analyst
Hall and Lampros, LLP Law Clerk
Insight Global Recruiter
Jackson Spalding Account Manager Account Representative
Matchless Transcription Co-Owner
Midwest Truck Tow Truck Operator
North Carolina Department of Public Safety Clinical Programs Specialist
Northside Hospital Atlanta Security Officer
Oracle Business Development Consultant
Partners Healthcare Administrative Assistant
Ray Hughes Management Executive Assistant
Signature Consultants Associate Recruiter
The Bader Scott Law Firm File Processor
The Richards Group Account Strategist
The Royal Peasant Not Specified
The University of Alabama Office Associate II
The Walt Disney Company Disney College Program Intern
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Deputy Intake Clerk
* denotes no responses received.
*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/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 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.


Graduate School Program(s)
Augusta University Nursing (Clinical Nurse Leader), MSN-CNL
Chattahoochee Technical College Computer Programming Diploma, Not Specified
Emory University Epidemiology, Not Specified; Medicine, MD
George Washington University Not Specified, PhD
Georgia State University Special Education, Not Specified
Harvard University Law, JD
Mercer University Medicine, MD
Middle Tennessee State University Professional Counseling (School Counseling), EdS
Morehouse College Medicine, MD
The Ohio State University Sociology, PhD
University of Alabama Social Work, Not Specified
University of Florida History (British Imperialism), MA
University of Georgia Health Policy and Management, MPH; Marketing Research, MMR; Nonprofit Management and Leadership, MA; Public Administration, MPA; Public Relations, MA; Social Work, MSW; Social Work and Public Health, MSW/MPH
Yale University Law, JD
* denotes no responses received.