Human and social services agencies working with specialized populations such as youth, families, the elderly and communities, as well as service oriented agencies dealing with issues in mental health, substance use and domestic violence, highly value job candidates with a background in sociology. Many of our students interested in these fields find work as child life specialists, social workers, community development specialists, case managers, or mental health advocates. Others may transition to graduate programs in Social Work (MSW), Public Health (MPH), and Public Administration (MPA).

Related Coursework:

  • SOC 2123: Social Problems
  • SOC 3523: Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 3953: Applied Sociology
  • SOC 3993: Sociology of Aging
  • SOC 4153: Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOC 4643: Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 4723: American Marriage, Family and Male-Female Relationships
  • SOC 4850: Internship in Sociology

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