What is Sociology Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Resources Links UNCW Dept. of Sociology & Criminology

What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of human social behavior, especially the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society.   It is an analysis of a social institution or societal segment as a self-contained entity or in relation to society as a whole.

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Advertising Assistant  Delinquency Counselor  Parole/Probation Officer 
Aging Specialist  Family Guidance Clinic Peace Corps/VISTA
Alcohol/ Drug Case Worker Foster Care Worker  Personnel Interviewer 
Case Aid Worker  Fund-Raiser  Personnel Specialist 
Child Welfare Officer  Human Resources Program Assistant 
Community Service Agency Independent Living Train  Public Relations Spec.  
Compensation/Benefits Insurance Agent/Broker  Reporter 
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Convention Organizer  Shipping Operations Claims Representative
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Correctional Case Worker Social Scientist  Welfare Counselor 
Corrections Officer  Social Welfare Examiner  Writer/Author 
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Secret Service Agent  Teacher  Technical Writer 

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

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Related Major Skills

 Analyze, Synthesize & Interpret Information

Knowledge of Social Structures and Change

Interpersonal Communication (oral & written)

Interact well with Diverse Cultures/ Groups

Knowledge of Community Resources

Research and Planning (sociological)

Statistical Abilities

Critical Thinking

Ability to Understand & Improve Human Relationships

Resolve Conflicts/ Counseling

Insight into Group Dynamics

Work Well Under Pressure

Computer Skills (data processing & analysis)

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Job & Internship Search Links

SeaWork (be sure to check out these links also in SeaWork: CareerShift,,, and GoinGlobal)

Job Search Resources


Action Without Borders

American Sociological Association’s Job Bank


Charity Navigator

Coastal Horizons Crisis Center

Chronicle of Philanthropy


Human Services Career Network


NC Social Service Agencies

Nonprofit Job Opportunities


Social Service


Society of Human Resource Management

The Mentor Network

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Federal, Local and State Job Links:

See the Political Science major page

Career Planning Links

Candid Career Videos

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine

NC Tower

Career Resources for Sociologist

Sociology Virtual Library

Forensic Science Information

Professional Associations Links

American Sociological Association (Careers and Jobs)

Society for Applied Sociology

Southern Sociological Society

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