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. 

Career advisement

There are so many things you can do with a degree in anthropology or sociology! But, how do you begin? Where do you start? Do you want to work for social justice? Help people? Do you like to work with children? Would you prefer to do research?

Our goal is to help you find a focus for your passion. To help you find the job that is right for you, we developed an active list of organizations that typically hire sociology and anthropology students and graduates.

Below is just a small sample of careers available, along with various alumni who are prospering within the respective fields. Another excellent resource for students to locate job and internship resources, find specific recommendations, and sign up for career-related events is the Handshake program offered through the Career Center. Check out the Handshake program.


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

Career fields

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Non-profit, state, and other organizations offer a wide range of jobs in sociology and anthropology.

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An education in sociology, anthropology, or archaeology can prepare you for job opportunities around the world.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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