What Can I Do With a Major In Sociology?
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.
|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||LocumTenens.com||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|
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Sociology - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**
|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|