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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The subject matter of Sociology includes a wide variety of topics including social inequality, deviant behavior, criminology, gender, race and ethnicity, mental illness, non-western societies, law, corrections, aging, sports, and interpersonal violence. Sociology majors develop research skills and the ability to understand and connect individual lives with wider social forces.

Sociology majors bring to a job the ability to gather information and put it into perspective and are prepared for entry level positions in business, social services, and government as well as for advanced training in professional and graduate programs. The emphasis in criminology prepares students more specifically for positions in criminal justice fields and graduate and professional programs. Graduates of the program are employed in a variety of positions in social service settings and in the criminal justice system. Students have been accepted in Masters and Ph.D. programs in Sociology, College of Law, and Urban Studies.

Internships: Sociology majors and minors who have completed required courses and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 may enroll in the Sociology Internship course. Student interns have been placed in various agencies in the criminal justice system including police departments, juvenile courts, and corrections facilities; non-profit organizations; and social service agencies. Internships have proved to be a good way for students to explore careers. Some have led to employment.

Visit CSU's Sociology department's website for more information

 

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RELATED CAREER TITLES

 

Admissions Counselor  Data Analyst  Mental Health Worker 
Adoption Agent  Day Care Worker  News Correspondent 
Advertising Assistant  Delinquency Counselor  Parole/Probation Officer 
Aging Specialist  Family Guidance Clinic Peace Corps/VISTA
Alcohol/ Drug Case Worker Foster Care Worker  Personnel Interviewer 
Case Aid Worker  Fund-Raiser  Personnel Specialist 
Child Welfare Officer  Human Resources Program Assistant 
Community Service Agency Independent Living Train  Public Relations Specialist 
Compensation/Benefits Insurance Agent/Broker  Reporter 
Congressional Aide  Job Analyst  Research Assistant 
Consumer Advocate  Labor Relations Rep. Public Opinion Surveyor 
Consumer Survey Advisor  Marketing Research Analyst  Recreation Therapist 
Convention Organizer  Shipping Operations Claims Representative
Cooperative Extension Agent  Social Movements Org.  Veterans Affairs Specialist 
Correctional Case Worker Social Scientist  Welfare Counselor 
Corrections Officer  Social Welfare Examiner  Writer/Author 
Cottage Parent  Social Worker  Sales Representative 
Secret Service Agent  Teacher  Technical Writer 

 

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RELATED MAJOR SKILLS

 

 Analyze, Synthesize & Interpret Information Knowledge of Social Structures and Change
Interpersonal Communication (oral & written) Interact well with Diverse Cultures/ Groups
Knowledge of Community Resources Research and Planning (sociological)
Statistical Abilities Critical Thinking
Ability to Understand & Improve Human Relationships Resolve Conflicts/ Counseling
Insight into Group Dynamics Work Well Under Pressure
Computer Skills (data processing & analysis)  

 

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