Sociology Liberal Arts Transfer Major

Sociology is the study of social life, including social influences on human behavior. It is a “21st century career,” which provides students an opportunity to build transferable skills such as thinking critically, making evidence-based arguments, employing various research methods, interpreting data, writing effectively, and understanding diverse perspectives (American Sociological Association, 2013).

What can you do with a sociology degree?

A Sociology degree prepares students for career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue related to Sociology:

  • Conflict negotiation
  • Corrections/criminal justice
  • High school teaching
  • Human resources
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Public relations
  • Research
  • Sales and marketing
  • Social services

Additionally, a Bachelor’s in Sociology prepares students for admission to professional or graduate school to pursue careers in law, college/university teaching, research, public policy, etc.

Learn more about the field of Sociology

Admissions Requirements

  1. Apply for admission at Hawkeye.
  2. Send official transcripts to Admissions.
  3. Demonstrate college readiness.

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