What Can I Do With a B.A. in Sociology from Carleton?

“At the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, professors are genuinely passionate about their teaching, ensuring their students’ success. Sociology’s qualitative and quantitative research, critical thinking, and analytical skills are carefully taught and highly valued and sought after in the professional world. The practical skills I learned were pivotal in jumpstarting my young professional career, allowing me to secure an exciting job opportunity upon graduation!”

– Mariann Jajo-Yacoub, Sociology Student

Skills Developed by Sociology Majors

  • Ability to read materials accurately and analytically
  • Knowledge of methodologies of data collection, statistical analysis and evaluation; conducting and clearly explaining sociological research
  • Critical/Analytical thinking; abstract reasoning skills
  • Problem solving skills; approaching topics and problems from various perspectives; analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem; identifying problems and developing solutions; decision making skills
  • Communication skills – explaining ideas, writing and presenting information; public speaking; compiling carefully reasoned reports and essays; good listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills
  • Ability to carry out tasks with thoroughness and precision
  • Aptitude for conflict resolution; mediation; concern for and sensitivity to others
  • Understanding of organizational and group dynamics

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