As a sociology major, you’ll focus on basic science while diving deeply into public and educational policies, investigating topics such as gender, racial and income inequality, as well as drug use, economic development and organizational practices. You’ll develop fundamental insight and understanding of sociological issues as well as advanced research skills in quantitative and qualitative methods.

Sample classes

  • Networks and Health
  • Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
  • American Society through Film
  • Controversies about Inequality


All information below is based on the 2022 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. Lists are not exhaustive, rather they are a sampling of the data. If you would like more information, please email

What can you do with a degree in Sociology?

Graduate school:

In 2022, 26% of sociology majors embarked on graduate school journeys. They pursued various advanced degrees, with 624% focusing on their JD, 21% working towards an MA, 15% dedicated to a PhD, and more. Their graduate field interest ranges from law (24%) to sociology (12%) and education (6%).

These ambitious individuals have chosen to continue their education at prestigious institutions like Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of Oxford.


67% of sociology graduates secured employment, and the majority entered sectors in consulting/professional practice (17%), financial services (15%), and education (13%). Deloitte Consulting, AlphaSights Ltd., and Bank of America were the top 2022 employers.

Where 2022 Sociology Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
AlphaSights Ltd. Client Services Associate
Bank of America Analyst
Bloomberg Talent Experience Specialist
Capital One Project Manager
IBM Market Analyst
LGT Capital Partners Private Equity Analyst
Pfizer Digital Rotational Associate
United Health Group Technology Development Program Assoicate