What do Ronald Reagan, Rev. Martin Luther King, Joe Theisman, Robin Williams, and Michelle Obama all have in common? They ALL have degrees in sociology!

So what can you do with a degree in Sociology? Start your search here at UAB. To talk about professional opportunities in Sociology, make an appointment with Chris Biga, director of the undergraduate psychology program. You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (205) 934-8408.

Hire A Blazer online portal. Career and Professional Development Services has job and internship listings, job fairs, resume builders, and many more resources for UAB students. We recommend that you take advantage of all that they have to offer.

There are plenty of other websites that can help you with your career search. Start with one of these:

Careers in Sociology

Below you'll find some of the many careers you can pursue with a degree in Sociology.

  • Counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Community Relations
  • Testing/Assessment
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Crisis Work
  • Grant Writing
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Prosecution or Defense
  • Nonprofit or Public Interest
  • Mediation
  • Legal Aid
  • Mediation
  • Statistics
  • Research
  • Policy or Program Analysis
  • Information Sourcing
  • Demographics
  • Market Research
  • Advocacy/Lobbying
  • Recreation Planning
  • Land and Water Conservation
  • Ecotourism
  • Environmental Education
  • Research
  • Demography
  • Policy Analysis
  • Urban/City Planning
  • Social Statistics
  • Program Development
  • Public Administration
  • Research
  • Rehabilitation
  • Victim Services
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Probation and Parole
  • Law Enforcement
  • Prevention Programming
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Management
  • Market and Consumer Research
  • Consulting