Graduating with a major in Sociology provides students with a broad
liberal arts background and specialized
understanding of the dynamics of social behavior.
Therefore, although many jobs do not specifically include "sociologist"
in the title, the degree prepares students to pursue
careers in virtually any field that requires sound
understanding of human behavior in social settings,
powerful analytical tools and strong communication skills. Consequently,
sociology majors are found in virtually every
possible career -- journalism, the criminal justice
system, politics, human resources, public relations,
Other majors are
found in more applied aspects of sociology, social welfare,
health care administration, law and urban studies.
B.A. in sociology is also appropriate preparation for advanced degrees
in sociology, social welfare, health care
administration, law and urban studies.
Students interested in a career in teaching at the middle school or high school levels (grades 7-12) may wish to consider the Sociology Education major offered through the Social Studies Education Program at UD http://www1.udel.edu/socialstudiesed/ .
majors choose advanced degrees in sociology, either MA or Ph.D.,
which typically leads to careers in college teaching or
For additional information on
careers in sociology visit the American Sociological
Association website link listed below.