When exploring possible academic majors, begin by investigating the specific programs at Purchase College. Discover more about the B.A. in Sociology, and find out about program requirements, courses and the program faculty.
Want to find out more about a major? Talk to department heads and professors to have your questions answered and to get the inside track on being a Sociology major at Purchase College.
The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.
TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE
CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS
www.asanet.org - American Sociological Association
www.essnet.org - Eastern Sociological Society
www.sociolog.com - Guide to sociology on-line
www.shrm.org - Society for Human Resource Management
www.socialworkers.org - National Association of Social Workers
www.urbanjustice.org - Serves NYC's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing
www.bls.gov/oco - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job type descriptions, job growth forecasts, and salary information
JOB SEARCH LINKS
www.purchase.edu/careerdevelopment - Click on Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni
www.socialservice.com - Great list of variety of social service jobs
www.usajobs.gov - Official Site of the U.S. Federal Government
www.ny.gov - Find opportunities with NY State
www.hscareers.com - Human Services Career Network
www.ihiresocialservices.com - Social Service Jobs
www.socialworkjobbank.com - Social Work job bank
www.idealist.org- Nonprofit site, internships and jobs
www.chronicle.com - The Chronicle of Higher Education, information and jobs
www.higheredjobs.com - Jobs in Higher Education
www.getsociologyjobs.com - Sociology jobs
www.law.com - Law information and law jobs
Additional Resources Available at the CDC
CandidCareer.com: View informational interview videos and explore major and career possibilities!
Employers Nationwide by Major: View national employers who have hired employees in the majors listed. (provided by Buzzfile)
Employers in NY by Major: View employers in NY who have hired employees in the majors listed. (provided by Buzzfile)