A Sociology BA at Mason prepares you for a wide range of careers. Sociology BAs develop not only critical thinking skills and strong writing skills but also specialized research skills. At Mason, Sociology majors take courses in research methods and statistics, as well as specialized courses. The research skills, critical thinking, and strong writing that you develop as a sociology major are highly valued by prospective employers.

We encourage you to connect early with University Career Services. Sign up for Hire Mason (and the Education, Human Services & Nonprofits industry newsletter), which tells you about jobs and internships available now. Meet with the industry advisor Charlotte Strauss and the peer career advisors. University Career Services has workshops on putting together great resumes, preparing for interviews, and planning for graduate school.

We encourage you to further develop your research skills through conducting your own research projects  and to take advantage of internship opportunities, in order to explore different industries, gain work experience, and network with potential employers.