Careers in the non-profit sector are well-suited for people with a strong interest in and passion for particular social issues and social justice. An undergraduate sociology degree introduces students to a variety of pressing social issues, and provides an academic environment that fosters a passion for working to solve these issues. Furthermore, a degree in sociology helps students develop the types of skills that non-profit employers are looking for, such as understanding human behavior and social interactions, analytical views of modern social problems, and the ability to perform and interpret social research.

Related Coursework:

  • SOC 2123: Social Problems
  • SOC 3133: Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 3213: American Society and Culture
  • SOC 3223: Social Psychology
  • SOC 3323: Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  • SOC 3713: Religion, Culture and Society
  • SOC 3993: Sociology of Aging
  • SOC 4043: Gender and Work
  • SOC 4133: Social Research Methods
  • SOC 4153: Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOC 4243: Quantitative Methods in Sociology
  • SOC 4383: Social Stratification
  • SOC 4463: Technology and Society
  • SOC 4533: World Population Problems
  • SOC 4643: Sociology of Gender

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