Sociology Degree Profile

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Sociology degrees are associated with the area of applied sciences and also arts and humanities, depending on the university. Students majoring in sociology study human behavior and how it pertains to interaction within the setup of an established or emerging organizational structure, and how human development is influenced and governed by religious, social, and legal guidelines. Sociology Degree Profile

Common Specialized Degree Programs

  • Community Relations
  • Criminal Justice
  • Demography
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Care Studies
  • Human Services
  • Organizational Management
  • Social Science
  • Social Science Research
  • Sociology for Business
  • Sociology for Education
  • Sociology for Government

Average Salary

Entry level $36,000 to $62,000 mid-career

Degree Programs

A bachelor’s degree is preferred for entry-level work from a completion of between 120 and 128 credit hours depending on the university. Master’s degree and doctoral degrees are preferred for mid-level work entry.

Best Sociology Programs
(According to U.S. News, 200)

University of California Berkeley
University of Wisconsin Madison

Princeton University

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Harvard University

College Couses: Psychology

Reccomended High School AP Courses: Psychology

Careers Obtained with Sociology Degrees

  • Administrative Assistant
  • College Professor
  • Corrections Officer
  • Counselor
  • Demography Consultant
  • Director of Industrial Relations
  • Director of International Business Relations
  • Director of Non-Profit Organization
  • Director of Personnel Relations
  • Director of Waste Management
  • Environmental Periodical Publisher
  • Environmental Periodical Writer
  • Government Relations Specialist
  • Health Agency Representative
  • Judiciary Advisor
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Market Researcher
  • Mental Health Advisor
  • Political Advocate
  • Private Tutor
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Social Services Administrator
  • Social Services Programer
  • Social Services Recreational Director
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist
  • Sociology Consultant
  • Training Specialist

Notable Sociology Majors Martin Luter King Jr. Sociology Degree

  • Alonzo Mourning, National Basketball Association Player for the Miami Heat
  • Bobby Taylor, National Football League Player for the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Brian Jordan, Major League Baseball Player for the Atlanta Braves
  • Bryant Stith, National Basketball Association Player for the Boston Celtics
  • Cardinal Theordore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington DC
  • Emily Balch, 1946 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
  • Eric Bjornson, National Football League Player for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Michelle Obama, wife of President Barack Obama
  • Paul Shaffer, Bandleader on David Letterman Show
  • Regis Philbin, Television Host
  • Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King
  • Reverend Jesse Jackson
  • Robin Williams, Actor/Comedian
  • Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States
  • Roy Wilkins, former head of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Ruth Westheimer, Notable Sex Doctor
  • Saul Alinsky, Father of community organizing
  • Saul Bellow, Novelist


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