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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.

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 On-line 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 
  1. 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…..


The Sociology Department has exposed me to a broad range of social issues. It gave me the opportunity to choose which cluster and types of topics that interest me. Now, I have a better idea of the social issues I want to pursue in my career. From these courses, I am now able to apply my knowledge and both quantitative and qualitative skills to the modern context with both theory and analysis.

Sociology Graduate


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