What Can I Do with a B.A. in Sociology?
Sociological skills are useful in a range of occupations. Graduates from the Sociology Program have found employment opportunities among entry-level occupations in research, advertising, marketing, banking, sales, insurance, government, community service organizations and health agencies. Others have begun careers in business, special education and rehabilitation services. A few graduates are involved in research, training, teaching programs and business.
Sociology majors with a strong GPA, broad educational background and real world life experiences acquired through internship present greater appeal to potential employers. The Sociology Program at La Salle encourages students to participate in the internship programs where students earn credits while working with private and government agencies.
In addition to knowledge in specific concentration areas, students develop skills in social research design, statistics, and data analysis. As a result many students have been successful in entering the business world. Corporate recruiters are interested in serious students with strong analytical skills, verbal and written communication skills, computer literacy and familiarity with statistics and research. Students can improve all these skills while pursuing a B.A. degree in sociology at La Salle University.
Graduates of La Salle's Sociology Program have taken many different paths after graduation, including (but not limited to):
- Victim advocate
- Police officer
- High school guidance counselor
- Graduate student in social work
- Medical editor
- Youth counselor in a juvenile detention center
- Geriatric counselor
- Insurance adjuster
- Law school student
- Graduate student in sociology