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Whether you pursue a degree in sociology or social work, remarkable career paths that directly impact the lives of others await you! Read on to learn more about career opportunities and hear directly from recent alumni.
Careers in SociologyIn this time of rapid social change, it’s impossible to know what lies ahead. Yet, because the field of sociology gives you a broad liberal arts education, you have a solid base for many career paths. Sociology graduates are very marketable because of the heavy emphasis on skills - research, interviewing, grant writing, mediation and computer applications to name a few. Many students select sociology as a major because it provides:
With a degree in sociology, you can follow a diverse number of career avenues:
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Careers in Social WorkSocial workers are professionals who have many different roles. They provide services to people of any age, income, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. They help people cope with complex interpersonal and social problems and assist in obtaining resources for people.
With an undergraduate degree in social work, you could pursue a career in:
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Still not sure if a degree in sociology or social work is right for you? Visit FHSU’s Academic Advising and Career Exploration website for more information about potential careers, or contact the Department of Sociology and Social Work to speak with a faculty advisor.