Sociology majors explore human behavior as it relates to social interaction with individuals, social groups and social institutions like the family, the workplace and government. Sociologists study and understand how various areas of inequality (such as race, class and gender) influence these interactions within the larger social structure. Sociology majors also have a strong background in writing, critical thinking, theory and research.
Why is Sociology in demand?
- Employment of sociologists is projected to grow faster than other occupations (15 percent growth from 2012 to 2022), according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Sociology majors study different cultures to gain global perspective and enrich their own worldviews, learning to take a more objective approach in all settings.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, leadership, critical thinking, theory and research are applicable in any career path.
- Studying human nature – motivations, fears, cultural norms and reactions – provides a deeper level of understanding of the world and insight into how we can make a difference in the lives of others.
Is it for me?
- A motivated, caring individual?
- An analytical thinker?
- Committed to ongoing education and career development?
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Where will sociology take me?
Students enter the workforce armed with practical skills and experience. Here are some examples of jobs depending on your interests:
- Social workers
Top Graduate Schools
Many sociology majors choose to earn advanced degrees. Some universities our graduates have attended include:
- Western New England University
- The University of Scranton
- Montclair State University
- Molloy College
- Temple University
- SUNY University of Buffalo
- Marywood University
You’ll find Scranton graduates working a wide range of companies and organizations including:
- Invisible Children
- Everything Natural
- Jesuit Volunteer Corps
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
Faculty members are more than willing to customize recommendation letters for every senior major in sociology. Their relationships with individual students, combined with their investment in the success of their students, inspires faculty to advocate for sociology majors as they pursue jobs or advanced study.
In addition, the ability for students to double major or focus their studies in a specific area of interest gives their resumes an extra boost, plus a leg up on competitors for jobs.
Sociology graduates from Scranton are prepared to thrive in graduate school.