Caitlyn Cook leading class PREPARED FOR GRAD SCHOOL AND MORE— Caitlyn Cook '12 is pursuing an MA in Sociology at IUP. “No one person is taking the same journey. Learning about social problems gives some insight into progress that still needs to be made in our society,” said Cook.

Sociologists Contribute to Corporate, Human Service, and Educational Institutions

Although job descriptions rarely use the word sociologist, the fact is these degrees provide abundant career possibilities. Your skills may take you to the varied arenas of human services and business, or you may choose to advance to higher education degrees or law school.


With a BA or BSEd in Sociology, your job choices are numerous and include:

  • Human services, case management
  • Medical social work
  • Counseling
  • Administration and planning
  • Probation and corrections
  • Community organizing
  • Policy development
  • Research
  • Academics
  • Caseworker
  • Medical/social worker
  • Psychotherapist
  • Intake worker
  • Executive director
  • Probation officer
  • Mental health therapist
  • Administrative assistant
  • Program coordinator
  • Researcher
  • Educator
  • Community planner
  • Social activist

Path to Higher Degrees

Expand your job choices and increase your salary potential by completing graduate studies, such as our MA in Sociology.