Jobs and Careers

Whether you already have a career goal in mind or are still undecided, the Sociology major is a great choice as it prepares students for a wide array of career options!

We encourage you to talk with faculty members in the department, including your assigned faculty advisor and professors you are taking classes with, to discuss your career options. Please also visit our advising page to schedule an appointment with our academic advisor, and the Center for Career Development can help in countless ways including career counseling, resume critiques, job and internship searches, and more.


Where Our Alumni Work

Common Job Titles

Admissions counselor
Business and data analyst
Career counselor
Census researcher
Child development specialist
Consumer researcher
Correctional counselor
Criminal investigator
Criminology researcher
Environmental organizer
Family planning worker
Hospital administrator
Housing coordinator
Human resources manager
Legislative aide
Market analyst
Market researcher
Program supervisor
Project manager
Public health educator
Public health supervisor
Quality control manager
Rehabilitation counselor
Rural health outreach worker
Social researcher
Social worker
Substance abuse counselor
Survey research technician
Urban planner

Common Industries

Public Service/Non-Profits/International Relations
Social Services

What Can I Do with a Sociology Degree?


of UConn Sociology alumni report positive outcomes 6 months post-graduation.

Source: Center for Career Development

Plan Your Career

By helping you understand social world, UConn Sociology prepares you for a variety of career paths. Sociology at UConn teaches you to use empirical data to address complex and multi-faceted questions, to employ rigorous methodology that allows for answers to those questions, and gives you a theoretical tool-kit that will enable you to creatively address the issues you will face in your career. Additionally, Sociology helps you to direct your talents, gifts and energy in practical and meaningful ways to help others.


Internships can be useful for strengthening students’ understanding of ideas they have learned in Sociology classes and in shaping their career interests. The Internship Program in Sociology is offered in fall, spring, and summer. It allows students to obtain an internship that fits their interests and receive class credit for it. Previous students have worked with a number of organizations.



UConn Sociology offers various research opportunities for undergraduate students. This involves conducting independent studies with professors on a sociological topic. To learn more, reach out to your favorite Sociology professors or contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

In addition, several faculty members run their own research labs. Click on the links below to learn more.

Health Equity Lab
Meanings of Democracy Lab

Career Resources

Center for Career Development

UConn's Center for Career Development partners with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to prepare students for success in today’s workforce. The Center offers:

  • One-on-one coaching sessions for help with résumés, interviewing, jobs and internships, graduate school applications, and more
  • Online tools for connecting with alumni mentors as well as companies looking to recruit UConn students
  • In-person and virtual events that help students explore their career options and prepare for professional success

View CLAS Career Resources