Careers in Sociology
What do Martin Luther King, Robin Williams, Michelle Obama, Paul Shaffer, and Alonzo Mourning have in common? While these people don't have the same jobs, each majored in Sociology and are prominent figures trained to think critically about society.
Studying sociology at Concordia College prepares one for a lifetime of change and the ability to analyze and solve contemporary problems. Students develop strong communication skills through regular written assignments and discussion-oriented classes. They work cooperatively with others on group projects and presentations. Citizenship skills are developed by gathering, interpreting, and using data responsibly.
The sociology coursework connects with Concordia's core curricular theme of becoming responsibly engaged in the world by considering how society is organized and how it ought to be organized. Students learn about diversity both in our country and globally. They examine the social organization of human behavior as well as social and political institutions. Putting knowledge into action occurs through study abroad, internships and cooperative education experiences, and co-inquiry research opportunities with professors.
In today's changing job market, the skills provided by a liberal arts education are increasingly important to employers. Skills gained through a major in sociology are useful in a wide range of careers including public relations, positions in government, social agencies, and industry; or as a foundation for careers in professions such as community planning, counseling, law, medicine, the ministry, or public administration.