What Can You Do With a Degree in Sociology?

The skills you learn observing social behavior and social influence in cultures, institutions, and groups are helpful to careers in a wide range of industries. With a degree in sociology, you will pursue diverse careers in such fields as public policy, law, education, public service, and marketing.

Sociology, B.A.

Top Employers

Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the sociology B.A. program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:

  • Administration for Children’s Services
  • African American Planning Commission
  • The Fortune Society
  • Greenwich House
  • Housing Works
  • Jumpstart
  • Medidata Solutions
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • New Alternatives for Children
  • New York City of Corrections and Community Supervision
  • New York Historical Society
  • New York Public Library
  • New York University
  • Pace University
  • Safe Horizon
  • St. John’s University
  • United Nations
  • YMCA

Learn More

On-Campus Resources

Magner Career Center

The Magner Career Center has a wealth of information on everything you need to get started in your career, help with résumés, an internships database, job fairs, etc.

  • The center hosts frequent career events, which include panels with Brooklyn College alumni, company and organization visits, and workshops.
  • You can get matched with alumni with your major to learn about their experiences, seek career advice, and develop a professional relationship.
  • HireBC offers starter, competitive internships, and even job postings from Brooklyn College’s dedicated Job Board. Access HireBC via the Brooklyn College WebCentral Portal, under the Career tab. Many alumni post positions with hopes of working with Brooklyn College students. Begin by uploading your résumé and having it reviewed by a career counselor.
  • Pamela Brown is the liaison to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information or to set up appointments, visit the Magner Center’s website call 718.951.5696, or visit 1303 James Hall.

The Brooklyn College Learning Center

The Learning Center provides peer tutoring in accordance with national best practices that empower students to cultivate the skills and behaviors of confident, independent, and lifelong learners. With support from the Office of Institutional Research and Data Science and ongoing oversight from the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the center designs relevant interventions for need areas to further Brooklyn College’s efforts to stimulate student-driven learning as well as increase retention rates and on-time graduation.

One point that can never be repeated enough is the importance of working with your professors and instructors. Even though there is plenty of good information to be found online, in each class you will learn from an expert in the field, who can answer your questions or direct you to the best resources available. The value of faculty cannot be overstated. Good connections with your instructors may be a deciding factor in landing your dream job.


Jeremy Porter

3612 James Hall
E: jporter@brooklyn.cuny.edu
P: 718.951.5314

Brooklyn. All in.