Careers with a Sociology Degree: Resources for Majors

Career Services at Sonoma State University

Sonoma State University Career Services Career Services supports and empowers students to be active participants in the career development process. We prepare students to make informed decisions regarding their future by providing comprehensive resources, advising, programs, and access to internships, employment, and graduate school opportunities. 

Sociology Career Resources 

Resources for Sociology Undergraduates The American Sociological Association (ASA) provides students with a wealth of information about career paths available to students who earn their degree in sociology.

Facts about Sociology Jobs and Careers The American Sociological Association (ASA) Department of Research on the Discipline and Profession has an extensive library of publications on jobs and careers in the field of Sociology.

Social Work Career Resources

Social Workers: Help Starts Here describes many ways social workers can help individuals, families and communities and how to prepare for a career in social work. 

The National Organization of Social Workers (NASW) Career Center also provides useful information.

The California Social Work Education Center As part of the Title IV-E program, there is a significant amount of financial support available for MSW students pursuing careers in public child welfare e.g., protective services. CALSWEC describes the efforts of schools of social work in California and various public agencies to provide stipends to these students. This site describes the goals and requirements of the Title IV-E program and the financial assistance that is available. Each California school of social work will have a link to describe the eligibility requirements for Title IV-E for that particular school.