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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.

Related Career Titles

Admissions Counselor Data Analyst Mental Health Worker
Adoption Agent Day Care Worker News Correspondent
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
Congressional Aid Job Analyst Research Assistant
Consumer Advocate Labor Relations Rep. Public Opinion Surveyor
Consumer Survey Advisor Marketing Research Analyst Recreation Therapist
Convention Organizer Shipping Operations Claims Representative
Cooperative Extension Agent Social Movements Org. Veterans Affairs Spec.
Correctional Case Worker Social Scientist Welfare Counselor
Corrections Officer Social Welfare Examiner Writer/Author
Cottage Parent Social Worker Sales Representative
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
Marriage and Family Therapist Medical Social Worker Veterans Affairs Specialist
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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