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Sociology Careers

Race, ethnicity, gender, age, education and social class – you’ll learn about these and other social factors and how they effect organizations and how they operate through our major in sociology.  A field that is increasingly being incorporated into the research of other disciplines, overall employment of sociologists is expected to grow 22% through 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, as projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Our undergraduate program will prepare you for an entry-level career after graduation as well as for graduate school. A survey conducted of students graduating from Mount Union from 1976 through 2000 with a degree in sociology indicated that they are pursuing careers in planning analysis, social service program administration, system design, social welfare, federal law enforcement, paralegal, counseling, probation, law, secondary education, private investigating, business management and college teaching.  Potential fields for sociology majors include a number of rewarding careers.

  • Case Manager
  • Child Welfare Specialist
  • College Recruiter
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Counselor
  • Drug Treatment Specialist
  • Educator
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Fund Raiser
  • Gerontologist
  • Grant Writer
  • Heath Educator
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Non-profit Organization Director
  • Paralegal
  • Research Analyst
  • School Administrator
  • Social Activist
  • Social Scientists
  • Social Worker
  • Student Activities Director
  • Urban and Regional Planners