What can I do with a Sociology Degree? 


  • Graduate School
  • Service Agencies
  • Personnel & Human Resources
  • Private Businesses
  • Health Care


  • Federal Investigative Agencies (ATF, DEA, FBI, Customs, IRS, Secret Service, US Marshals)
  • State Investigators
  • Federal, State, and Local Probation/Parole Officers
  • Corporate Investigators, Insurance Fraud
  • Rehabilitation/Counseling Programs
  • Corrections Administration
  • Police Departments, Detective Work
  • Law School

Actual Jobs held by our Alumni:

B.A. Sociology

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Partner in Literacy Agency
  • Mayor
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Museum Director
  • Director, YMCA
  • Community Service Researcher
  • Rape Crisis Worker
  • Head Start Administrator

B.A. Sociology/Criminology and Law Enforcement

  • City Police Officer, University Police Officer
  • Detective
  • Investigators: Corporate, Insurance Fraud, Court, ATF, Military
  • FBI Agent
  • DEA Agent
  • Probation Officer
  • Counselors: Safe Landings, Youth, Drug Rehab, Planned Parenthood, Battered Women's

Arts & Sciences Graduates - What Do They Become?

Companies founded or headed by an Arts & Sciences graduate include:

Amazon    American Express    Bank of America    CNN    DirecTV    ebay    NBC Universal    Pinterest    Time Warner Cable    Starbucks    Pepsico

Source:  The Phi Beta Kappa Society

Advising for Sociology

Contact BCAS Academic Advising for more career info: 

Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences

Academic Advising

College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 448