What You Can Do with a Major in Sociology

Through the sociology program at Aurora University, you will be prepared for a number of educational and career paths. Sociology graduates pursue roles in social services, health services, community work, corrections, international business, advertising, marketing and various types of applied research.

Sociology students are able to personalize their studies to their individual interests and the program offers professional internships to help you explore your options.

Recommended for students who are interested in observing interactions among people, looking for patterns and consistencies in those human behaviors, and are intrigued by the influence of social factors such as race, gender and socioeconomic status.

POTENTIAL CAREER TITLES

Prepare for potential careers as a(n):

  • Admissions Counselor  
  • Congressional Aide  
  • Consumer Advocate  
  • Data Analyst  
  • Foster Care/Adoption Worker  
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Insurance Agent/Broker  
  • News Correspondent/Journalist  
  • Parole/Probation Officer  
  • Peace Corps/VISTA
  • Public Relations Specialist   
  • FBI/CIA/IRS Agent
  • Social Movements Organizer  
  • Veterans Affairs Specialist

Potential careers for graduates with additional education or experience:

  • Career Services Counselor
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Gerontologist
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Public Administrator
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Researcher/Social Scientist  
  • Social Worker    
  • Urban Planner

CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES

CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES

Student organizations:

  • Aurora University Cultural Arts Club
  • Aurora University Human Rights Organization
  • Philosophy club
  • Political Science Club

Volunteering:

  • Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT CAREER SERVICES:

630-844-5403 | career@aurora.edu | aurora.edu/career
Eckhart Hall, Room 316