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Sociology/Social Work (Pre)
Sociology/Social Work (Pre)

Are you asking yourself, "What can I do with a sociology degree?" The answers are numerous.

When you decide to study sociology, your studies cover large areas of disciplines. The amount of knowledge you'll study in differing areas will serve as a rich foundation that applies to many career fields.

As a strong liberal arts major, your career opportunities are diverse. Whether your interests lie in research, consultation, public relations, or administration, the demand for sociologists is steadily growing.

Career Information

Careers based in the study of sociology span across many disciplines. Including:

  • Research
  • Applied sociologist
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Social work
  • Public administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education

A bachelor's degree in sociology can prepare you for entry level positions throughout the business, social service, and government industries. Fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse groups of people also benefit from sociology degrees. read more

Classroom Experience

"The goal of the sociology transfer program is to teach about cultural diversity, and to awaken students to the culture this world has to offer," says Lake Michigan College instructor and transfer program coordinator Dr. Michele Stone. "I want to give students a wider vision of the world."

Stone says it is important for students to understand that they are part of a larger society, and society is filled with patterns. These patterns have structure and meaning. read more

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