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 2022 Career Outcomes for Sociology*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Sociology majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 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)
Atlanta Public Schools Teacher
Chick-fil-A Hospitality Director
Clarke County DFCS Social Services Specialist
EventWorks Rentals Client Relationship Manager
Fragomen Business Immigration Analyst (Assistant Paralegal)
Future Sales Operations Administrator
Hallbooth Smith Paralegal
Insight Global Recruiter
Marriott: Ritz Carlton Group Coordinator
Modern Farmhouse, LLC Business and Marketing Analyst
Modesto City Schools Instructional Aide
Must Ministries Case Manager
NBCUniversal Page Program
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Project Assistant
New York Legal Assistance Group Staff
Northside Hospital Cardiology Intern
OneTrust Talent Acquisition Specialist
OxBlue Sales Operations Specialist
Reagan Medical Center Chief of Staff & Executive Vice President for External Relations
Sierra - Cedar Oracle Cloud Consultant
StitchedbyMani CEO
Summit Spine & Joint Centers Medical Assistant
Trustpoint.One Recruiter
University of Georgia Office Manager
University of Georgia Police Officer
Unum Associate Benefit Specialist
US Army Intelligence Sergeant
Vinson & Elkinn Student Intern
* 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 2022 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/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Sociology majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Law, JD/PhD
Boston University Educational Policy Studies, Master's
Columbia University Not Specified
Georgia Institute of Technology History and Sociology of Science and Technology, PhD
Georgia State University School Psychology, MEd/EdS
Indiana University Bloomington Social Science, PhD
Lehigh University Counseling/Human Services, MA
Mercer University Not Specified
Mercer University Atlanta Divinity, Master's
The Ohio State University Law, JD
The University of Alabama In Huntsville Supply Chain Management, Not Specified
Tulane University Law, JD
University of Detroit Mercy Law, Dual JD
University of Florida Communication Sciences and Disorders, Post-Baccalaureate
University of Georgia Applied Behavior Analysis, Master's
University of Georgia Business Analytics, MSBA
University of Georgia Public Administration, Not Specified
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Social Work, MSW
University of Georgia Economics, Not Specified
University of Georgia Nonprofit Management and Leadership, MA
University of South Carolina Sociology, Not Specified
University of Tennessee- Knoxville College Student Personnel, MS
University of Washington Social Work, MSW
University of West Georgia Teacher Education, Not Specified
* denotes no responses received.