This information has been taken from Carleton’s Career Services page.

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