Sociology is designed to introduce students to the theoretical and empirical foundations of sociology and develop their skills in critical evaluation, data collection, and data analysis in order to prepare them for careers in business, policy analysis, program evaluation, or human services as well as for continued study of sociology in graduate programs across the country.

Sociology-Crime and Society is designed to provide students with coursework and practical experience in preparation for graduate study in criminology and/or careers in law enforcement, victim advocacy, and related fields.

Career Titles

Admissions Counselor

Data Analyst

Mental Health Worker

Adoption Agent

Day Care Worker

News Correspondent

Advertising Assistant

Delinquency Counselor

Parole/Probation Officer

Aging Specialist

Family Guidance Clinic

Peace Corps/VISTA

Alcohol/ Drug Case Worker

Foster Care Worker

Personnel Interviewer

Case Aid Worker


Personnel Specialist

Child Welfare Officer

Human Resources

Career Services Counselor

City Planner



Social Scientist


Resident Assistant

Rehabilitation Counselor

Recreation Director

School Counselor

Social Worker

Urban Planner

Marriage and Family Therapist

Medical Social Worker

Veterans Affairs Specialist

For more potential career titles, visit What Can I Do With A Major In maintained by University of North Carolina-Wilmington.


Sundog Outfitter

Abingdon Police Department

Highlands Detention Alternative Program

Albermarle County Victim/Witness Assistance

Head Start (People Incorporated)

Abusive Alternatives, Inc.

Sea Haven, Inc.

Care South

Bristol Department of Social Services

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheriesp

People Incorporated

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Armed Forces Services Corporation

Family Preservation Services

E&H Cares

Zero to Three Safe Babies Court Teams

U.S. Marshals Service

United States Postal Inspection Service

Freedom School Program

Nolfolk Police Department

Washington County Department of Social Services

Department of Corrections

The Boys and Girls Club of America

25th Prosecutorial District

OVW –Emory & Henry College Campus Program