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Sociology

Overview
First Destination Data
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Internships
What to do with a degree in Sociology
Sample of Occupations
Sociology Web Sites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

The Department of Sociology has done innovative, often pathbreaking work in the discipline, and their engaged scholarship has influenced the formation of significant movements and policies for democratic change. Its founding traditions of European theorizing and "Chicago School" field studies have been continually enriched with feminist and other critical theoretical approaches, as well as through comparative institutional analyses in a globalizing world. While the department offers a range of methods, including historical, quantitative and comparative, the program has specialized in qualitative analysis. In addition to theory and methods, the department currently focuses especially on three substantive areas: Gender and Feminist Studies, Sociology of Health and Illness, and Politics and Social Change.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Sociology alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Sociology major at Brandeis.

Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as an Sociology major at Brandeis.

Year Title Company Industry
1985 CEO Marketing Edge Consulting Group Marketing & Advertising
1987 Program Officer US Dept. of Education Government
1999 Health Center Director Planned Parenthood Healthcare
2004 Recruiter Earnst & Young, LLP Recruitment & Staffing
2005 Manager-Banking & Finance Michael Page International Finance & Banking
2005 Software Procurement Raytheon Defense & Space
2006 Associate Booz, Allen & Hamilton Managment Consulting
2007 Digital Copywriter AMP Agency Marketing & Advertising
2008 Student Success Specialist Wheelock College Higher Educaiton
2009 Special Education Teacher Boston Public Schools Education & Teaching
2009 Alumni Relations Coordinator New York University Higher Education
2010 Executive Assistant Family Equality Council Political Organization
2010 Outreach & Advocacy Associtate Results Educational Fund International Affairs
2010 Communications Coordinator The Jewish Theological Seminary Non Profit Organization Managment
2011 Program Assistant Social Science Research Council Policy

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge  

Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.

Internships 

In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.

What to Do with a Degree in Sociology (.pdf)


Sample of Possible Occupations


Sociology Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources