Careers and graduate school opportunities

As a graduate of our department, you will be able to recognize the complexities of national and international issues and situations, and develop informed ethical positions about complex issues. Our students are equipped to demonstrate the Christian call to promote redemption and change in an increasingly diverse and complex world.

Whether you want to work with individuals in need or serve as a researcher in an academic setting, we will prepare you for whatever path you choose. Our students often continue their education in graduate school, work in ministry settings, or choose to work with social service agencies. Sociology also offers valuable preparation for careers in journalism, politics, public relations, business, or public administration.


  • Attorney
  • Community development specialist
  • Director of homeless services
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Missionary
  • Police Officer
  • Probation/parole officer
  • School counselor

Graduate schools our graduates have attended:

  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Loyola University
  • Marquette University
  • Notre Dame University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wake Forest University