Careers and Outcomes

Sociology and anthropology majors go on to careers in many different fields including human services and non-profit management, healthcare, the justice system, and research, among others. Below is just a small sample of careers available, along with various alumni who are prospering within the respective fields. Make sure that you are utilizing all of the resources available at the MSU Career Center

Alumni Network

Want to connect with people already in established careers within various fields? Check out our Alumni Network.

Career Fields

Advocacy and Social Change

Do you want to change the world? You are not alone! Many of us go into the sociology and anthropology fields to become a force for social change.


There are many career opportunities in the healthcare field that are suitable for Sociology and Anthropology graduates.

Social Research

Your training in sociology and anthropology makes you uniquely qualified to conduct research on human populations!


Archaeology is one of four fields in anthropology. As such, jobs in archaeology require unique skills.

Law in Society

Your education in Sociology could help you be apart of the front lines in assisting with social reform by pursuing a career in law.

Family and Youth Services

For those who wish to help families and children, sociology and anthropology degrees offer unique careers.