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
  • Daniella Owusu

    Daniella Owusu Testimonial Image
    Class of 2018
    Sociology major
    Career goal: immigrant rights advocate
    Activities: Third World Alliance

    For Daniella Owusu, spending a semester studying in Spain wasn’t enough. She went back for a second semester, becoming one of a few WSU students who study more than one semester in different locations around the world. Owusu hopes that her willingness to study abroad and share her experiences will encourage other students of color to give it a try. “Upon returning to WSU, many students and faculty were so excited to hear about my experience racially, educationally, and personally, and students were interested in studying abroad,” she says.

  • CONTACT US

    Sociology
    May Street Building
    Suite  M-100
    508-929-8408