University of Vermont

CAS Sociology Major


Alumni with a degree in Sociology pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Sociology.

Job Title

Career Industry

Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach Athletics
GIS Specialist Environmental Non-profit
Therapeutic Case Manager Human Services
Media Complier Executive Search Firm
Admissions Counselor Higher Education
Photo Editor Publishing
Volunteer Peace Corps
Personal Trainer Health & Fitness
Account Executive Insurance
Victim’s Advocate Law
Social Media Manager Outdoor Gear Industry
Correctional Officer Corrections, Law Enforcement
Leasing Agent Real Estate
Character Animator Graphic Design
Community Outreach Specialist Community Non-profit
Clinical Trial Protocol Development Medical Research
Executive Assistant to the CEO Communications
PR/Communications Manager Fashion

Recent Employers

Sony Imageworks Warner Music Group
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.
Fletcher Allen Health Care MTV
Hofstra University Aspen Magazine
John Marshall Law School Nickelodeon
AmeriCorps Boy Scouts of America
Northeast Organic Farming Association Monkey Sports, Inc.

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Sociology

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Using logic to solve problems and make decisions
Ability to identify similarities and patterns by comparing data

Sensitivity to people and their problems
Ability to accurately represent the needs of others
Attention to details and ability to work well under stress

Explaining things clearly both orally and in writing
Technical reporting

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Knowledge of survey research methods
Understanding of both qualitative and quantitative methodology
Conducting interviews

Planning research projects and designing theories
Generating ideas

Organizing materials and data
Gathering and analyzing information

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Understanding of various human relationships
Knowledge of group dynamics

Ability to understand different points of view
Ability to understand human relations
Interaction with diverse cultures

Conflict resolution
Knowledge of social structures and how they impact individuals
Understanding of social change


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