Sociology is an incredibly diverse field of study. At its core is human interaction, which can be studied from many perspectives: education, environment, the workplace, and other social structures. A major in sociology introduces you to research methods, hones your writing skills, builds emotional intelligence, and increases your cultural competency. After graduation, Wheaton sociology majors often pursue advanced degrees in the social sciences. This major also prepares you for careers in health and human services, marketing, law enforcement, public policy, and urban planning.
- Sociology Minor Minor
94% of Sociology majors from the past five years have found employment or achieved a service opportunity within six months of graduation *
Sample First Jobs
Mentor Center Director, On Common Ground
Morning Producer, WPRI
Healthcare Assistant, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Clinical Research Assistant, Concord Prison Outreach
Assistant to the Founder & CEO, Changing the Face of Medicine
Sample Graduate Schools
Wheaton Sociology majors are eligible for accelerated admission to the Masters in Public Policy program at Simmons University.
*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 64% for the classes of 2014-2018
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Srijana Shrestha, assistant professor of psychology, and Dalwin Corcino ’23, president of the Student Government Association, were presented with the 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Awards during a special awards ceremony on Wednesday, February 8.