A degree in Sociology provides a solid foundation for a student to enter into either graduate study or occupation in government, industry or business. For instance, a student can find job opportunities in human services or the criminal and/or juvenile justice related fields. There are two degree programs in Sociology. A Bachelor of Arts degree program orients a student toward graduate study by putting an emphasis on the proficiency of a second language. A Bachelor of Science degree program puts an emphasis on familiarity with Math/Computer Science to prepare a student for entering the labor market right after graduation. Nonetheless, the difference between the two degree programs is only a matter of emphasis, rather than the substance of the program itself.

Regardless of one's special interest, one might wish to emphasize research methods and statistics. Because of the growth of computer use, these two skills are cited as most valuable by sociology graduates employed in non-academic jobs.

Environmental Studies Career Opportunities

Air Quality Planner 
Aviation Planner 
Civil Engineer 
Community Affairs Manager 
Ecosystem Restoration Expert 
Elementary or Secondary Teacher 
Environmental Advocate 
Environmental Attorney 
Environmental Economist 
Environmental Engineer 
Environmental Journalist 
Environmental Planner 
Environmental Planning Consultant 
Environmental Quality Analyst

Forest Manager
Geotechnical Engineer 
GIS Specialist 
Hazardous Waste Engineer 
Hazardous Waste Technician 
Land Use Planner 
Landscape Architect 
Medicine Specialist 
Museum Educational Staff Member 
Natural Resources Manager 
Public Information Officer 
Recycling Coordinator 
Refuge Manager 
Urban Advanced Planner

Political Science

Courses offered are oriented toward (a) preparing the student for citizenship roles in community and national affairs and providing a coherent knowledge of political and government activities; (b) assisting the student to secure a broad liberal arts and social sciences education; (c) providing undergraduate preparation for those students who propose to study at the graduate level; (d) offering general training for students who plan careers in government and public affairs; (e) preparing students for careers in secondary teaching; (f) providing a sound background for those students who intend to enroll in law and other professional schools; (g) providing a useful background for students who wish to work in management and staff positions in business and industry which have relationships with the public sector, including political journalism.

Political Science Career Opportunities

Activist, Advocate/Organizer
Budget Examiner or Analyst
Banking Analyst
Campaign Staff
Career Counselor
City Planner
City Housing Administrator
Congressional Office Staffer
Communications Director
Corporate Analyst
Corporate Public Affairs Adviser
Corporate Manager
Corporate Information Analyst
Corporate Adviser for Govt. Relations
Corporate Executive
Corporation Legislative Issues Manager
Data Scientist 
Editor of Journals or Books
Environmental Policy Analyst
Federal Government Analyst
Financial Consultant
Foreign Service Officer
Freelance Writer
High School Government Teacher

Immigration Officer
Information Technology Officer 
Intelligence Officer/Analyst (CIA/FBI/DHS/DOD)
International Agency Officer
International Research Specialist
Journalist, Political Correspondent
Juvenile Justice Specialist
Labor Relations Specialist
Lawyer *
Management Analyst
Non-Profit Program Manager
Policy Analyst
Political Commentator
Polling/Survey Analyst
Public Affairs Research Analyst
Research Analyst
State Legislator
University Administrator
University Professor *
Urban Policy Planner
Web Content Editor

*Additional graduate education is required