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What Can I do with a Sociology Degree?

You do not often see jobs with “sociologist” in the title, but a B.A. in sociology is recognized as excellent preparation for a wide variety of occupations including:

  • Social policy
  • Education
  • Social justice
  • Health care
  • Criminology
  • Aging network
  • Industrial or public relations
  • Marketing
  • Human resource management
  • Organizational research
  • Community and Social Services 


The 21st century labor market is fast-changing, increasingly global, and technology driven. The skills you need to succeed include creativity, innovation, critical thinking, analytic problem-solving, communication, collaboration, multicultural and global understandings, and expressive and persuasive writing skills. Career advancement in an increasingly diverse global society requires the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people from different cultures, ethnicities, and nationalities. The good news for sociology majors is that your studies are uniquely suited to help you develop the skills you need for a successful 21st-century career.


A list of jobs titles associated with a degree in sociology 

A list of jobs and associated skills for sociology majors

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Learn more about Sociology career options with MSU Denver's Career Services

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