• Career & Postgraduate Opportunities

    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.  Learn more about Famous Sociology Majors.  


    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

    Notable Alumni

    Amanda Jungels '05 is enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Sociology at Georgia State University. Amanda just completed a Masters degree in the same program, utilizing research she began as an undergraduate at Hamline. This research focused on the experiences of women who were trying to leave prostitution and was gathered at her previous undergraduate internship site in St. Paul, Breaking Free.

    Kelly Dahlman '09 recently became employed by Children's Home Society and Family Services. She is working as a case manager overseeing services for fifteen families in need of social services. While a student at Hamline, she was one of several Sociology majors to present her research at NCUR.

    Jordan Dibb '09 launched his iwalkforlove campaign, walking from Minneapolis, MN to Miami, FL in an attempt to raise $100,000 in relief funds for the people of Haiti.

    Brad Brake '10 was accepted to the American Sociological Honors Program as well as Teach for America. Brad was one of many Sociology majors to present his research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research.

  • 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.