A degree in sociology
Students earning a degree in sociology graduate with important career competencies including critical thinking skills, complex problem solving, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, self-awareness, and effective oral and written communication. Sociologists use a range of quantitative, qualitative, and experimental techniques and theoretical lenses to understand complex human behaviors, social problems, and inequities and use this knowledge to advance careers in medicine, law, public policy, government, business, academia, and the non-profit sector.
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Keep an open mind about your potential career options and think creatively about the skills you have obtained. What sociology adds to these skills is the ability to look beyond the individual and see the impact that social forces have on individual outcomes and behaviors.