Career Outlook

Bachelor's Degree in Sociology

Sociology is an adaptable, ever-changing and engaging discipline with opportunities for entry into a variety of careers. A major in sociology will provide you with a strong foundation for success in law, management, journalism, human services, urban and environmental planning, government or education. Surveys of our graduates have found that undergraduate program alumni have entered the following professional fields:

  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Civil service
  • Community planning
  • Corrections
  • Counseling and advising
  • Health services
  • Human development
  • Human services
  • Marketing
  • Program administration
  • Research Analysis
  • Local, state, and federal government

Many of our alumni also choose to further their studies by joining our sociology master's program.

Master's Degree in Sociology

Recipients of our master's degree in sociology have launched successful careers as:

  • Community college instructors.
  • Federal, state and local government employees.
  • Non-profit personnel.
  • Community service organizers.
  • Criminal justice professionals.
  • Private sector employees.
  • Representatives of international organizations such as the United Nations.

A significant number of our graduates also choose to pursue doctoral training in sociology and other academic disciplines. 

Doctoral Degree in Sociology

Graduates of our PhD in sociology program have advanced into faculty and administrative positions at colleges and universities around the world. Our program alumni are currently employed at the following institutions of higher education:

  • Duke University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Buffalo State University
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas Woman's University
  • University of North Texas
  • UT Rio Grande Valley
  • UT-Permian Basin
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • TAMU Central Texas
  • Florida A&M University
  • Washburn University
  • North Carolina Wesleyan University
  • West Texas A&M University
  • Rhode Island College
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • Texas Southern University
  • Thomas Moore College
  • Valdosta State University
  • Stephen F. Austin University
  • Dickinson State University
  • Jacksonville State University
  • Western New Mexico University
  • Henderson State University
  • Wells College
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • Cameron University
  • University of Nairobi
  • University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point
  • Emporia State University
  • Culver-Stockton College