Summary: This information describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major. Understand
some of these options may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options when
choosing a possible career path.
Description of Sociology
Sociology is the study of human behavior and interaction in the context of culture and society.
Sociology studies the social institutions formed by mankind to determine the influence these institutions
have upon individual and groups. There are many specialties in sociology that include marriage and
family, community, gerontology, criminology, rural and urban studies, juvenile delinquency, and social
and political organizations. A major in sociology leads to a wide range of career options in government,
nonprofit or business. In addition, a major in sociology provides individuals with a solid foundation for
further post-graduate study in law, business, or the social sciences.
O*NET http://online.onetcenter.org (Click on Find Occupations)
Georgia Career Information Center http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu (Accessible only on campus computers)
Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/oco (Type in general term for career of interest)
Alberta Occupational Profiles www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/frameset.asp (Click on Occupational Title Search)
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Possible Job Titles
(*Jobs secured as reported by UGA Career Center post-graduate survey)
Possible Employment Settings