• Career & Postgraduate Opportunities

    Career & Postgraduate Opportunities

    As with most undergraduate degrees, a major in sociology does not provide automatic access to any specific career. Most sociologists do some combination of three basic activities: teaching, research, and managing people or programs.

    What students can do with a B.A. in sociology depends upon a combination of factors including the ever-changing job market and the student's specific qualifications - courses, skills, work experience, and professional contacts.

    A major in sociology provides good preparation for students going into many areas, including law, social work, and social policy planning.


    Recent internships completed by sociology students include:

    • Caseworker Intern—Thistledew Camp
    • Child Safety Education Assistant—American Red Cross
    • Community Corrections Intern Officer 
    • Community Researcher—United Food and Commercial Workers
    • JDC Admissions Intern
    • Medicaid Policy Research Intern—MN Coalition for the Homeless
    • Probation Officer
    • Women’s Prison Book Project Intern
    • Women’s Retreat Coordinator
    • Youth – VOICE
    • Youth Advocate Intern—Lutheran Social Services
  • Career Development Center

    Learn more about career paths, transferable skills, and relevant organizations that relate to a major in Sociology.

    Download a career information sheet for your major from the Career Development Center. You may also contact the Career Development Center at 651-523-2302 or workshop@hamline.edu for more information.