Sociology is an academic discipline involving the scientific study of social behavior, human groups, and social institutions.
A major in sociology provides excellent background for careers in a wide range of fields as well as entry into postgraduate PhD and professional programs. The following are some of the sectors where sociology majors commonly find employment:
- Government, all levels
- Business & Corporate entities
- Non-Profit Organizations
- The Criminal Justice System
- Educational Institutions
- Healthcare Organizations
- Social Welfare Organizations
- Research Organizations and Institutes
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Lyndsay Fluharty, a 2011 Masters’ graduate, is currently working at a health research and communication company that uses multimedia to create research-based health interventions. As Project Coordinator, she works with behavioral scientists on study design, survey development, and research procedures. She currently manages three projects in which she is responsible for participant recruitment, qualitative and quantitative data collection, focus group facilitation and usability testing for website and product development. She was recently awarded a CDC grant as Multiple Principle Investigator to study the use of a smartphone app that encourages college students to make healthy lifestyle decisions using real-time, location-based services technology.