As a graduate with a Sociology degree, you will have a foundation for better understanding and engaging with the social world, and be equipped with the tools needed to make sense of the changing social world and contribute evidence-based solutions to social problems.
Sociology majors take their education in many directions, whether moving directly into a career or going on to graduate or professional studies.
When you study sociology, you gain critical thinking skills, learn to use research tools, and develop knowledge of diverse people and populations. Your degree helps you to learn how to:
Your coursework also provides many opportunities to prepare for a lifetime of continual learning. You think critically and creatively, practice and apply scientific methods, and develop historic awareness. You learn to work in a team, use contemporary technical tools, reason quantitatively, and use persuasion to influence outcomes.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Communication, Data Collection and Analysis, Leadership, Computer Literacy, Interpersonal communication and understanding, Cross-Cultural Understanding, Research Skills, Understanding of Social Problems
Guidance as you plan your career
As you study sociology and begin to explore various career fields, you’ll have access to help from your academic advisor, the academic and career development office, and your undergraduate advisor Peter Seybold. They can help you find ways to strengthen and deepen the knowledge you already have, becoming more prepared for whatever path you select after college.
Pay attention to specific job descriptions and requirements. If there are areas where your skills or knowledge are lacking, talk with your advisor and the academic and career development office about how you can develop skills while at IUPUI.
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