Sociology is the study of an individual or group’s social life including their social norms, concepts, organization, interests and influences on human social behavior. Students will examine social institutions or social segments interaction with the society as a whole.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Analyze, synthesize and interpret information Statistical abilities Knowledge of social structures
 Critical thinking Interpersonal communication  Ability to understand & improve human relationships 
Interact well with diverse cultures/groups  Resolve conflicts/counseling  Knowledge of community resources 
Insight into group dynamics  Research and planning (sociological)  Work well under pressure 
Computer skills 

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Entry Level

 

Admissions Counselor Human Resources  Convention Organizer 
Data Analyst Program Assistant  Shipping Operations 
Mental Health Worker  Community Service Agency  Claims Representative 
Adoption Agent  Public Relations Specialist  Cooperative Extension Agent 
Day Care Worker  Compensation/Benefits  Labor Relations Representative
News Correspondent  Insurance Agent/Broker  Veterans Affairs Specialist 
Advertising Assistant  Reporter  Correctional Case Worker 
Delinquency Counselor  Congressional Aid  Social Scientist 
Parole/Probation Officer  Job Analyst  Welfare Counselor 
Aging Specialist  Research Assistant  Corrections Officer 
Family Guidance Clinic Consumer Advocate  Social Welfare Examiner 
Drug Case Worker Public Opinion Surveyor  Social Worker 
Personnel Interviewer Consumer Survey Advisor Sales Representative 
Case Aid Worker Marketing Research Analyst Secret Service Agent 
Fund-Raiser Recreation Therapist Teacher 
Personnel Specialist Child Welfare Officer Technical Writer 
Writer/Author Behavioral Specialist Career Analyst
Medical Sociologist Penologist Policy Advisor
Research Specialist Social Welfare Research Worker

 

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Additional Education/Experience

 

Career Services Counselor Veterans Affairs Specialist City Planner
Professor  Clergy  Nutritionist 
Researcher  Welfare Counselor Social Scientist 
Public Administrator  Trainer  Financial Aid Director
Resident Assistant  Dietitian  Rehabilitation Counselor 
Public Health Ed.  Recreation Director  Technical Writer 
School Counselor  Gerontologist  Social Worker 
Secret Service Agent  Urban Planner  Community Relations 
Marriage and Family Therapist  Consultant Program Director  Medical Social Worker 

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Rehabilitation Centers Research Institutes/Firms Social Service Agencies
Substance Abuse Clinics  Welfare Organizations International Industries 
Legal Organizations  Marketing Research Firms  Military 
Penal Institutions  Recreational Centers  Correctional Institutions 
FBI/Secret Service  Federal, State Government  Hospices 
Hospitals Adoption and Childcare Facilities Colleges and Universities
Community Service Organizations Consulting Firms Consumer Rights

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • Be Aware
  • Share and Act for Peace
  • Debate Team
  • Global Health Interest Group
  • Mock Trial Club
  • Pre-Law Society
  • RCP Movement
  • Sociology Student Association

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Federal Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • 101 Careers in Social Work
  • Careers for Caring People
  • Careers for Good Samaritans
  • Careers in Counseling
  • Careers in Social & Rehabilitation Services
  • Careers in Sociology
  • Opportunities in Social Science Careers
  • Careers in Social Work
  • College Board Book of Majors
  • National Directory of Children, Youth & Families Services
  • National Directory of Private Social Agencies
  • Opportunities in Child Care Careers
  • Opportunities in Law Enforcement

 

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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