Rewarding & Impactful

Prepared For Anything

With a liberal arts education and degree in sociology, you will have learned how to learn. You will leave with a multitude of transferable skills and unique advantages for a wide array of rewarding career paths including program management in multiple sectors, social services, law enforcement and the justice system, policy direction, research, teaching & many more.

Check out the CSU Effect – 3 out of 4 CSU graduates are employed in a field related to their major, and 84% of CSU graduates secured employment or continuing education within 6 months of graduation.

What Can I Do With A Sociology Degree?

Almost anything! Sociologists not only analyze social change, they help society manage it. Sociology provides theoretical frameworks, research methods and communication skills for identifying, implementing and evaluating solutions to complex contemporary social problems.

Employers are looking for creative thinkers with both hard and soft skills. Our alumni tell us they are grateful for having learned how to work effectively in whatever they do and wherever they go.

Rewarding career paths include:

  • Program Coordinators
  • Policy Analysts
  • Operations Directors
  • Advocates
  • Researchers
  • Teachers

Visit CSU’s Career Center for career exploration tools:

Many of our Alumni Find Careers That Help Make our World a Better Place

(Psst…Sociologists are not often recognizable by title.)

Human Services

Law Enforcement & Justice System

Environment & Natural Resources

Food, Development & Globalization

Find Out Where Our Graduates Are Now & What They’re Saying

Check Out These American Sociological Society (ASA) Career Resources

What Sociologists Do

Jobs, Careers & Sociological Skills

ASA Undergraduate Student Resources

ASA Career Resources for Undergraduates

ASA Job Bank: Jobs and Careers in Sociology

Considering Graduate School?

If you wish to pursue an advanced education, you will find that a sociology degree equips you for a wide variety of post-graduate programs in the social sciences, law, business, public administration and planning and education.

Tips For Applying To Grad School

What Our Graduate Students Are Up To

Had it not been for my experience in the Sociology department, I would not have found my passion for helping other people. I am very proud to be a CSU Ram and will continue to promote the university as one of the best experiences of my life. – Aaron Madonna ‘08