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Department ofSociology

Life After SCU

Careers After Graduation

Sociology is not just limited to work in social services. SCU's Sociology program prepares its students for a wide range of career choices.


Sociology majors possess skills that many employers require:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Critical thinking
  • Analytic problem-solving, including strong use of math and science skills
  • Skillful communication and excellent written expression
  • Collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Cultural Competency; multicultural and global understandings
  • Researching and analyzing data

Executives in Large Corporations 

  • General Motors
  • Toyota
  • Keystone Resorts
  • Stanford Medical Center 

Government Agencies 

  • Mayor (San Luis Obispo)
  • County Supervisors
  • Demographer (City of Los Angeles)
  • Deputy Probations Officer (City of Los Angeles)
  • Chief Investigator (SFPD)
  • Chief Of Police (City of Santa Clara)
  • Police Officers 
  • Ameri-corp
  • Peace Corp

Business and Non-profit Organizations 

  • Aris
  • Second Harvest Food Bank 
  • Cisco
  • Hewlett/Packard
  • National Semiconductor
  • US Stock Exchange 
  • CFO (Telecom Company)
  • Assistant Online Marketing Manager (
  • Director of Organizational Development (Abgeniz) 
  • Family Service Mid-Peninsula


  • General Advocate Corp 
  • Large Legal Firms
  • Brown Decision Quest

College and University Professors 

  • SCU
  • UCLA
  • University of Alberta-Canada
  • Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
  • UC-San Diego
  • Sonoma State 
  • Stanford University
  • Cornell University
  • Brown University

Ph.D. Programs

  • Harvard
  • Santa Barbara
  • University of Arizona
  • UC Davis
  • UC Berkeley


  • Teacher-all Levels of Education 
  • Directors/Teachers of Preschool
  • Teacher/Counseling

Health Fields

  • Physicians
  • Psychotherapist 
  • Social Workers
  • Family and Marriage Counseling 


Self Employed

And The List Just Keeps On Going…..


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