A question asked frequently by interested students (and their parents) is "what can I do with a degree in Sociology?" Below we've listed actual job titles/occupations of some of our OSU graduates.

Occupations held with a Bachelor's degree:

  • Linn-Benton County Transportation Coordinator
  • Portland Area Women's Shelter Counselor
  • Youth Advocate, Camp Fire USA
  • Research Assistant, Summit Research Network
  • Foster Home Certifier, Oregon Youth Authority
  • Director of Parks and Recreation Services, Tualatin Hills
  • Human Services Child Welfare Program Manager

Students who went on for advanced degrees (Master's or Doctorate) hold the following occupations:

  • Portland Elementary School Teacher
  • Vice-President, multi-national bank
  • Psychiatric Social Worker
  • Professor of Public Health
  • Professor of Sociology

The American Sociological Association has a detailed listing of occupations and careers for sociologists, as well as an Online Search Engine to see job postings across the country for which sociologists are qualified.

School of Public Policy Career Services
Curated by CLA's Assistant Director of Career Development, Karla Rockhold, you can download PDFs for SPP major-specific information about internships, skills, hot jobs, professional organizations and sample degree options. Follow links on the page to make an appointment with a career advisor and get started with Handshake, the #1 way college students find jobs.