Careers in Sociology, Gerontology, and Social Justice Studies

The curricula offered in the Department's three majors provide training in the kinds of skills necessary for success in today's labor market.  A recent survey of employers found that communication, analytical, problem solving, and social skills were in their eyes the most important for job candidates to have, even more than "technical skills related to the job," which are typically learned on the job.  These skills align directly with the learning outcomes in our courses and majors.  Please click on the links to the left to learn more about employment outlooks and opportunities for students majoring in Gerontology, Sociology, and Social Justice Studies.

Employee attributesCandidate skills

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Job Outlook 2015