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Find Sociology Programs

Find schools that want you for Sociology programs and other Psychology & Social Work degrees and certifications.

If you're curious about and fascinated by the way society works, from the way individuals interact to the culture of everyday life to the fundamental theories behind why social class, gender, sexuality, religion, law, and the Internet are structured as they are, a degree in Sociology may be the perfect fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Sociology students typically pursue a bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7 years), or doctorate degree (8+ years). In this field, a bachelor's degree can lead to a career as a Social Worker, a master's degree to a career as a Social and Community Service Manager, and a doctorate degree to positions in research and academia.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Sociology Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Sociology include:

  • Sociologist
  • Social Worker
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Teacher, Post-Secondary

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Sociologists was $83,420 in 2019 while Social Workers earned a median salary of $50,470.1

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Sociologists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/sociologists.htm (visited July 1, 2020).
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