A degree in sociology provides students with a sociological perspective that helps professionals in all fields understand the social factors that affect work and how organizations operate. A degree in sociology can lead students toward successful careers in business, consulting, applied research, survey research, urban planning, health care, teaching, business management, data analysis, and much more.

Many sociology majors at Carthage combine their degree in sociology with a degree in criminal justice, a foreign language, geoscience and geographic information science, or psychology. Many go on to graduate school.

This list includes careers requiring differing degrees of education and training.

  • Social researcher
  • Professor of sociology
  • Institutional analyst
  • Social statistician
  • Urban planner
  • Data analyst
  • Criminologist
  • Community service agency worker
  • Government worker
  • Research analyst
  • Educational sociologist
  • Ethnic relations specialist
  • Penologist
  • Demographer
  • Clinical sociologist
  • Human relations consultant
  • Family services specialist

Carthage sociology students have gone on to work as life skills coordinators, social workers, program directors, hall directors, youth counselors, crisis counselors, and social researchers.

Some alumni have entered top graduate programs, while others work in a wide range of settings for employers, such as:

  • National Opinion Research Centers
  • C. H. Robinson
  • Rotary International
  • Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys
  • S. C. Johnson
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Product Evaluations Inc.
  • Kenosha County Human Development


Visit The Aspire Center for more information on careers after Carthage