What Can You Do With A Major In Sociology?
Sociology is the study of human behavior and the interaction among groups and institutions and the ways that they influence each other. Sociology is concerned with social events, focusing on social stratification, deviant behavior, affects of mass media, urban organization, educational systems, and mental health. Specialties in this area include criminology, demography, cultural traditions, family relations, gerontology, social welfare, race relations, social status, and social change.
To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).
According to the
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) summer 2011 Salary Survey,
beginning salaries for graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology on
average start at $36,156 a year.
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Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships
and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research,
convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most
importantly job databases.American Counseling Association American Mental Health Counselor AssociationAmerican Public Human Services AssociateAmerican Sociological AssociationNational Association of Social Workers
or Databases http://www.hhs.gov/careers/http://www.idealist.org/http://www.medhunters.comhttp://www.mentalhealthjobs.com/http://philanthropy.com/jobs/http://www.assisted-living-directory.com
Local Organizations or Databases http://www.myflorida.com/http://www.nonprofitctr.org/
Local Programs - Master of
Arts in Sociology and other related programs Florida Atlantic
UniversityFlorida International UniversityFlorida State
UniversityUniversity of Central
FloridaUniversity of FloridaUniversity of MiamiUniversity of South Florida
Other resources for graduate program researchhttp://www.gradschools.com/ http://www.petersons.com/ http://www.princetonreview.com/
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts
Investigative; Artistic; Social (IAS)
Social Welfare- Social; Artistic; Enterprising (SAE)
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