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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Careers in Sociology

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While obtaining a bachelor degree in sociology may not lead to a job titled “Sociologist”, graduates from our program have entered diverse career fields that are unmatched by other disciplines. Our three tracks of general, applied, and globalization will allow for students to specialize in their interests before entering the job market. Careers in Sociology are endless in their possibilities. During your time in our program your advisor will help you choose the right track for you. While this page provides many links, it also provides you with an opportunity to look ahead at what careers may await you with a Bachelor degree in Sociology.

Sociological Associations

Sociology, throughout the decades, has been expanding by leaps and bounds. Not only are sociologists studying the traditional canons of the discipline, they are also looking at contemporary problems and issues of the day. Below is a list of some sociological associations that have taken the nontraditional approach to sociology.

Links to other sources for career information:

United States Federal Government

State of Minnesota

Careers in the Non-Profit Sector

  • is a project of Action Without Borders, "a global coalition ... working to build a world where all people can live free, dignified and productive lives."
    • Explore it's Career Center for information on
      • Jobs, Internships, and Fellowships
      • Advice for Non-profit job seekers
      • Links to other Non-profit job sites
  • was founded to help nonprofits change the world through philanthropy.
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy at identifies itself as the "Newspaper of the Non-profit World." It's Career Network Page includes sections on careers and professional development.

This page was developed by Barbara Keating. Suggestions and notification of non-working links may be sent to