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Career Opportunities

Graduates with a degree in sociology from Furman have gone on to medical and law school at top-ranked programs. Many have become physician’s assistants or found jobs with the Departments of Justice or Education, non-profit organizations, or in the field of social work. Other areas in which sociology graduates find work include administration, advertising, banking, counseling, community planning, health services, journalism, group and recreation work, marketing research, sales, teaching, human resources, social services, and social research.

After Furman, our recent sociology graduates have gone on to enroll in the following programs, among many others:

  • Princeton University Graduate School: Sociology
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Harvard University Graduate School: Sociology
  • Harvard University Public Health Program
  • University of Georgia Law School
  • Duke Divinity School
  • Rollins Medical School
  • Wake Forest University
  • Vanderbilt Law School
  • University of North Carolina Graduate School: Sociology
  • University of Chicago Graduate School: Sociology
  • George Washington University Program for Public Health and Health Services
  • Teach for America
  • University of Chicago School of Nursing
  • University of South Carolina School of Social Work
  • Florida State University Graduate School: Criminal Justice
  • University of Pennsylvania Graduate School: Sociology

The Office of Career Services can help you design a resume that emphasizes the skills you gained from sociology courses, such as computer data processing, quantitative skills, understanding social problems from a broad perspective, thinking analytically, understanding research design, and using social concepts.