Careers in Sociology and Anthropology

Using your degree after graduation


Students majoring in sociology receive the training necessary to pursue careers in social service occupations (e.g., social work or counseling), applied research for public and private organizations, public administration, academic sociology, as well as private sector careers in business. Graduates are well prepared to pursue advanced study in sociology, anthropology, law, or applied social research methods.


Whether you plan a career in healthcare, business, education, or social services, an anthropological perspective can help you perform better on the job. Anthropology teaches you to see how cultural and social systems fit together and how they mesh with individual behavior. You learn research skills that are invaluable in all relationships and social interactions. Using your anthropological training, you will be sensitive to issues that arise from conducting business in a diverse national and an increasingly global economy. Students are also well prepared for further graduate study in anthropology.