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What Can I Do With A Degree In Sociology?

Become a Social Entrepreneur or Non-Profit CEO

What is a Social Entrepreneur?

Social Entreprenuer

Social Entrepreneurs develop an idea to form their own business. Typically, social entrepreneurs begin their initial careers within local, state, and federal agencies, or for profit organizations managing social programs targeting specific populations. Gaining experiences working on community-based projects, social enterprise, social justice, and service oriented enterprises, social entrepreneurs are able recognize arenas to form non-profit organizations to direct their talents to directly impact social environments.

Social Entrepreneurs have a driven passion to resolve the issues that affect society, and its members.

What Employers Look For

Many employers look for universal skills such as communication, cultural awareness, customer-centered focus, ability to problem-solve, and build working relationships. To be marketable in today’s work force, persons should strengthen their abilities be flexible while adapting to change in a technology based, highly diverse, and rapidly changing globalized society. Skills such as resilience, problem solving and adaptability are valuable at work as well as in life.

How Sociology Enhances Career Development

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology develops in our graduates the valuable set of skills that are transferable to a range of careers. The undergraduate curriculum comprise of a series of courses designed to improve critical thinking, thinking creatively and challenging ideas, understanding the influences of human behavior and decision-making, problem solving, logical and quantitative thinking, oral and written communication, developing the sociological imagination for expanding the world view, and practical application of sociological theories to investigate modern-day political, cultural, and social problems.

How Sociology Prepares Students for a Career as Social Entreprenuers

Students majoring in Sociology are required to complete 33-34 credit hours of coursework in Sociology.

The degree focus consist of fifteen (15) required credit hours of coursework designed to build a foundation in sociological inquiry six (6) credit hours of sociology fundamental courses, and twelve to thirteen hours of sociology electives.

Targeted coursework for a career in Social Science Research:

  • SOC 324 Criminology
  • SOC 328 Criminal Justice
  • SOC 334 Urban Sociology
  • SOC 338 Global Social Movements
  • SOC 340 General Social Psychology
  • SOC 352 Drugs, Culture, and Society
  • SOC 377 Sociology of Mental Health
  • SOC 374 Medical Sociology
  • SOC 402 Sociological Theory
  • SOC 411 Social Stratification
  • SOC 419 Sociology of Law
  • SOC 421 Juvenile Delinquency