Sociology, General

Sociologists study human society and people as a group. A degree in this field can lead to a job as a sociologist, and a sociology background also prepares students for careers in numerous other areas, from social services to politics. Continue reading to find out more about academic options and career paths for this field.

Inside General Sociology

Sociology is the study of society and social issues, such as the global economy, American medical practices, the Internet, dating, race, ethnicity and gender inequalities, as well as how individuals can impact society. Sociologists may work as researchers, administrators and counselors for colleges, universities and organizations both in the government and private sectors. They also work in police departments or as social workers for state and city agencies.

Graduates with bachelor's degrees in sociology have many career options open to them. They may go on to study for graduate degrees or take entry-level positions in business, social service agencies or government agencies. Other graduates find that sociology is a good background for careers in such fields as public relations, journalism or politics. It can also be a starting point for a career in medicine, social work, law or education.

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