Sociology will prepare you for rewarding careers in such areas as: social research, planning and execution, law enforcement and corrections, native affairs, advocacy work on such issues as environment, anti-poverty and disability, professions in health, community and social services. The honours degree will enable you to pursue further study at the graduate level in Sociology or professional programs like law, journalism or social work.
A degree in Sociology can do more than prepare you for a job; it can open up new social worlds that may fascinate and transform you. It can enable you to go beyond the headlines in your understanding of local and world affairs, and give you insight into and tolerance for social differences like race, class, gender, disability, and sexuality. Understanding your world is the first step towards changing it.
For more information on careers see the following:
- An American booklet Careers in Sociology is available on-line.
- The Canadian Sociological Association has an FAQ for students, including a question on career options.
- The American Sociological Association website has a very helpful section on careers.
Other resources online:
Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work