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What can I do with a degree in sociology?

Because of the emphasis placed upon critical thinking, analytic and communicative skills, and methodological training, students majoring in sociology are well equipped to enter a variety of occupations, such as marketing, academia, and government, as well as to pursue advanced degrees at professional and graduate schools, studying law, medicine, business, and more.

Career Fields

  • Social work
  • Community organizing
  • Nonprofit management
  • Higher education
  • Elementary, middle, or secondary school teaching
  • Counseling
  • Mental health care
  • Public health advocacy and policymaking
  • Nonprofit development
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Career and Internship Opportunities for Sociology Majors

Clark’s Career Connections Center can help you develop a plan for pursuing your career goals.  Also check out ClarkCONNECT, which links you with alumni mentors and employers, and Handshake, Clark’s online job search website.

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Clark Funding for Undergraduate Internships and Research

Each year, the Sociology Department awards the Ross Social Justice Fellowship, which provides $2,500 for a student to do an internship or research in a social justice organization. Clark also offers other funding opportunities while you pursue your project or internship. Visit the Career Connections Center in the Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center.

Contact Information

Department of Sociology

Contact Us
  • Jefferson Academic Center, Room 401
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7243
  • 1-508-793-7754 (Fax)