What can I do with a Sociology Major?
The skills learned through the sociology curriculum are those that employers consistently list as most desirable among new recruits.
A sociology degree helps graduates successfully enter the labor market and prepares those who are interested in advanced degrees for graduate school.
Make an Appointment: Talk to Trained Advisors about your Future Career!
- Meet the Sociology department’s career advisor
All scheduled advising appointments are 30 minutes.
- Meet the College of Letters & Science’s career advisors
Schedule a 30-minute appointment for career & internship advising at SuccessWorks (3rd floor University Book Store), or at a number of satellite locations across campus.
Career Options for Sociology Majors
A sociology degree serves as an excellent springboard for careers in many diverse areas, including business, law, government, education, research, and mission-driven non-profit organizations.
Many sociology majors (about half) pursue advanced degrees, directly after undergraduate school or after working for a while.
Check out the L&S Professional and Personal Career Development Center, SuccessWorks.
You can also connect with alumni working in your field of interest!
Careers of UW-Madison Sociology Alums
UW-Madison students who graduate with Sociology majors pursue a variety of interesting and rewarding career paths. Read more about some of the careers of our alumni here.