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!
Visit our undergrad home page to watch a video featuring Sociology faculty and students titled “What Can I Do with a Sociology Major”. Look further down on that page to see a diagram highlighting many of the career options for Sociology majors.
Here are some great resources to help as you explore and prepare for your career:
- Top 10 Jobs for Sociology Majors
- Majors to Careers (see sample internship and job titles as reported by current UConn students and alumni, as well as graduate programs where Sociology alumni have studied)
- American Sociological Association Career Resources
- Counseling Degree Guide
- Criminal Justice Careers
- What Can I Do With a Criminal Justice Degree
- Non-Profit and Public Service Career Resources:
- Non-Profit and Public Service Career Fair (held on campus in the spring semester)
- Careers for the Common Good Web Resource List (this list is divided into three categories: Post-Graduate Experiences, Career & Job, and Graduate School)
- Exploring Common Good Career Paths
- Finding a Job in Careers for the Common Good (these job boards support the hiring needs of organizations committed to making an impact locally, nationally, and internationally)
- What Can I Do With a Public Service Degree
- Additional career resources from the Center for Career Development
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 (email them for an appointment or go to their office hours). Kathryn Upson is also available for career advice (schedule an appointment with her through Nexus) and the Center for Career Development can help in countless ways (career counseling, resume critiques, job and internship searches, and more).