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Sociology

Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles 
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

 Overview of Major

Sociology students learn to apply basic sociological research techniques and skills, which graduates have found useful in a variety of career tracks. Many students are drawn to sociology, because they are people-oriented and are considering a career in which they will deal with other people, such as law, business, medicine, teaching, government, non-profit organizations, or social work.

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What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Staff Operations Specialist
  • College Advisor
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Eldercare Specialist
  • Sociologist
  • Attorney
  • Career Counselor
  • Parole Officer
  • Child Care Center Administrator
  • Social Psychologist
  • Social Welfare Administrator
  • Survey Researcher
  • Sociology Professor
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Research Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Family Caseworker

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • Aunt Hattie’s Place
  • Alternative Directions, Inc.
  • Baltimore County of Social Services
  • Beans & Bread Outreach Center
  • Calvert Elementary School
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore City
  • A Better Chance
  • Department of Juvenile Addiction
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • East Baltimore Mental Health Partnership
  • Greater Baltimore Urban League
  • Head Start
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Keswick House
  • Living Classroom Foundation
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods
  • United Way of Central Maryland

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources

Simone Shook
Alumni

Simone Shook

Simone infuses Loyola’s core value of cura personalis in her classes to teach her students how to become global citizens

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