Sociology Careers

Sociology is an extremely versatile field and our graduates go on to varied careers in areas like criminal justice, human services, community organizing, social science research, and marketing. Below are several resources we encourage you to take advantage of as you consider and pursue your own career path.

  • SCSU Career & Professional Services - provides student support in their job search including: resume & cover letter writing, interview skills, building a LinkedIn profile, and searching for employment and internship opportunities.
  • SCSU Sociology & Criminology Students & Alumni LinkedIn - Current majors and alumni should join SCSU Sociology on LinkedIn to take advantage of our vast network of Sociology & Criminology alumni who often post internships and jobs.
  • Top 10 Jobs That Are Great for Sociology Majors
  • What Are You Going to Do with That? A Workshop for Undergraduate Sociology Students
    Transitioning to post-college life can be challenging. In this American Sociological Association (ASA) webinar from February 2020, undergraduate sociology students will learn (1) how to make the most of your undergraduate experience; (2) how to translate your sociological training into the kinds of skills that employers are looking for; and (3) how to figure out if graduate school is right for you. Whether you are new to sociology, ready to graduate, or somewhere in between, Dr. Kerry Greer shares field-tested advice and resources to help you navigate the transition to post-college life.
  • Building a Career with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology
    In this American Sociological Association (ASA) webinar from February 2017, two young professionals who majored in sociology will share how a degree in sociology shaped their career paths and how sociological principles are employed in their positions on a daily basis. Their comments and advice to sociology students will be supplemented by Dr. Teresa Ciabattari, Associate Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University, who presents data on the kinds of skills that employers are looking for and how sociology majors are using their skills in the workplace. She also discusses how sociology programs can support the career readiness of their students.
  • Careers in Sociology Handbook
  • State of Connecticut Jobs & Employment