Disciplinary Minor - www.uwgb.edu/sociology
OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM:
Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports. In fact, few fields have such broad scope and relevance for research, theory, and application of knowledge.
Sociology students learn a variety of research methods and social theories used to study both large-scale and small-scale patterns of social relationships and processes by which these patterns change.
WHO SHOULD HAVE THIS MINOR:
A minor in sociology will provide additional breadth of perspective for students with interdisciplinary majors in Urban and Regional Studies, Social Change and Development, Human Development, and Business Administration. It also provides good preparation for students going on to graduate work in programs such as sociology, social work, nursing, psychology, and other interdisciplinary social science programs.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MINOR:
Remember that UW-Green Bay only offers a minor in Sociology, and the career titles below will most likely need at least a Bachelors Degree with a Sociology major. However, you can still use the list to get a better idea of what opportunities are in this field and where the jobs are!
The following list represents a few of the kinds of career titles for Sociology students:
Undergraduate programs in sociology provide a strong liberal arts preparation for entry level positions throughout the business, social service, and government world. Employers look for people with the skills that an undergraduate education in sociology provides. Since its subject matter is intrinsically fascinating, sociology offers valuable preparation for careers in journalism, politics, public relations, business, or public administration--fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse groups. Many students choose sociology because they see it as a broad liberal arts base for professions such as law, education, medicine, social work, and counseling. Sociology provides a rich fund of knowledge that directly pertains to each of these fields
For more information about fields of study and specialty areas in sociology, see the section on Sociological Specialties at American Sociological Association website: http://www.asanet.org/students/majoring_sociology.cfm .
The following list represents some of the careers for sociology students:
business --in advertising, marketing and consumer research, insurance, real estate, personnel work, training, or sales; community work -- in fund-raising for social service organizations, nonprofits, child-care or community development agencies, or environmental groups; college settings --in admissions, alumni relations, or placement offices; corrections --in probation, parole, or other criminal justice work; government services --in federal, state, and local government jobs in such areas as transportation, housing, agriculture, and labor; health services --in family planning, substance abuse, rehabilitation counseling, health planning, hospital admissions, and insurance companies; publishing, journalism, and public relations --in writing, research, and editing; social services --in rehabilitation, case management, group work with youth or the elderly, recreation, or administration; teaching --in elementary and secondary schools, in conjunction with appropriate teacher certification.
Want to know more about the nature of work, working conditions, . for sociologists? Check out the information at the website for the American Sociological Association at http://www.asanet.org/employment/factsoncareers.cfm
LINKS TO GRAD PROGRAMS
Graduate Training in Sociology. The best information about graduate study in sociology is available at the website for the American Sociological Association: http://www.asanet.org/students/index.cfm
Graduate School Guide. The comprehensive on-line guide to doctoral, masters, and professional programs. http://www.schoolguides.com
Gradschools.com. The most comprehensive online source of Graduate School Information. http://www.gradschools.com/
Peterson’s.com. The most comprehensive and heavily traveled education resource on the web. http://www.petersons.com/
LINKS FOR MORE HELP
For information about sociology at UW-Green Bay, consult the department webpage at www.uwgb.edu/sociology
For course listings and descriptions for Accounting and other disciplines, check out UW-Green Bay’s Programs of Study page @ http://www.uwgb.edu/catalog/undrgrad/programs.htm
More help is available on-campus at the Career Services Office at SS 1600, 465-2163. Homepage @ http://www.uwgb.edu/careers
Contact Academic Advising at SS 1600, 465-2362. Homepage @ http://www.uwgb.edu/advising
Another service for UW System students on the Web is UW HELP On-Line. This service provides in-depth information on the programs of the UW System. You can find them at @ http://www.uwhelp.wisconsin.edu