ACADEMICS

  • Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career
    with a Sociology Degree

    Located in the culturally diverse city of Worcester, Worcester State has established relationships with local nonprofit organizations and public service agencies where you can apply your sociology knowledge in an authentic professional setting. Through an internship, you’ll gain valuable professional experience and establish connections that will serve you well beyond graduation. These opportunities are why 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment.

    Sample Internship Sites

    • African Community Education
    • Alternatives
    • Chandler Magnet School
    • Genesis Club
    • Goddard School
    • Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
    • May Street School
    • Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
    • Tatnuck Magnet School
    • UMass Memorial Hospital
    • Woodland Elementary
    • YWCA

    With informed insights about the workings of the social world—and the skills to change it—you will be well prepared for a wide range of rewarding careers. In fact, 91% of 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. Our alumni have gone on to graduate study in fields like psychology, law, and medicine, and successful careers as teachers, city managers, clinical social workers, and business owners.  A bachelor’s degree in sociology enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:

    Other Sample Careers

    • Analyst
    • Consultant
    • Counselor
    • Government and public agency administrator
    • Journalist
    • Market researcher
    • Outreach coordinator
    • Policy researcher
    • Public relations specialist
    • Teacher