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Reinhardt Career and Professional Development Services

Reinhardt offers a Bachelor of
Arts in Sociology through the School of Math & Sciences. The Sociology program is designed to prepare graduates to be able to recognize and interpret existing sociological knowledge, to be able to construct sociological explanations for social phenomena, to be able to conduct sociological inquiry, and to be able to make sociological sense of relevant data.


Are You Ready To...

• Write a senior thesis

• Survey a group of people, such as the elderly, on their reactions to an event or trend, such as a recent crime wave

• Collect, observe, and calculate statistical data

• Critically and analytically read and write

• Expand your cultural, objective, and subjective viewpoints


It Helps To Be...

Curious, organized, and able to draw meaning from numbers and facts. Sociology majors deal with the big questions about how we can all best live together, so they're often interested in government and social services.


Work Environment

The work environment for someone who is a sociology major will vary, depending on the job - but most careers will involve sitting at a desk, routinely dealing with people, and sometimes long and stressful hours. Most work full-time, and some work on the weekends and holidays, depending on their career field of choice.


Knowledge Base

If you major in Sociology, you'll learn about how groups, organizations, and societies are structured. You'll study crime and violence, sex and gender, families, health and illness, work and leisure, ethnic relations, religions and cultures, social classes, and communities and cities. You'll study the rules that different groups of people have for living together, and the principles upon which groups of people are organized. You'll find out how these rules are created, how they are sustained, how they are broken, and how they give meaning to the lives of individuals.


Employment Websites

American Sociological Association

National Association of Social Workers

National Network for Social Work Managers

National Organization for Human Services Education

International Sociological Association

Society for Applied and Clinical Sociology

American Counseling Association

Council on Social Work Education

Association of Social Work Boards

What Can I Do with A Degree in Sociology?

Picture your high school cafeteria for a moment. It's not just one giant group of students hanging out together, is it? There are probably more than a few cliques.

Have you ever wondered how these cliques form? Or why some kids are more popular than others? Or why people act one way at home and a completely different way at school? If you want to explore questions like these, consider majoring in sociology.

Sociology majors learn how to study people and the roles they play in society, both as individuals and in groups. Course work covers such topics as families, TV and other mass media, and criminology.

You have the option as a Sociology major to focus on one of these concentrations: Criminology/Criminal Justice, Family Studies, or Cultural Diversity.

Related Careers

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Admissions Counselor

Advertising Manager

Career Counselor

Child Welfare Worker

Community Service Agency Director

Customer Service Director


Guidance Counselor

Hospital Administrator

Human Resources Administrator

Labor Relations Specialist


Market Research Analyst

Marriage Counselor

Mental Health Worker

Nursing Home Administrator

Personnel Manager

Probation/Parole Officer



Public Relations Manager

Rehabilitation Counselor

Sales Representative


Social Worker

Speech Pathologist

Substance Abuse Counselor

Youth Counselor


Potential Employers


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Private & Nonprofit Organizations

Adoption and Child Care Agencies

Labor Unions

Radio and TV Stations

Advertising Agencies

Management Consulting Firms

Real Estate Agencies

Market Research Firms

Religious Organizations

Correctional Institutions

Mental Health Institutions

Resort Hotels

Educational Institutions


Publishing Companies

Substance Abuse Clinics

Government Agencies

Civil Rights Commission

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Labor Department

Consumer Affairs Office

Federal Communications Commission

National Science Foundation

County Probation Department

Foreign Service Departments

Peace Corps

Retail Stores

Financial Service Companies

Personnel Agencies

Social Service Agencies


Division of Youth & Family Services

Health and Human Services

Veterans Administration



• Visit the Career & Professional Development Services department in the Hasty Student Life Building and explore your career and intern potentials through CCN, FOCUS and CANDID Careers/Perfect Interview programs
• Earn good grades - grades are an indicator of technical competence in accounting and of a person's work ethic
• Gain experience and helping skills through volunteer or intern experience, such as a peer mentor, resident assistant, or other student leader
• Attain exposure to social service agencies (e.g., YMCA)
• Get experience working with diverse populations, and
learning a second language (Spanish is particularly marketable)

Campus Contacts

Donald G. Gregory, Ph.D.
Sociology Program Coordinator
Office: 770-720-5978