CAREERS in SOCIOLOGY

“Studying sociology at the University of Winnipeg changed my life!  The classes were small, the professors accessible and inspiring.  I learned to think critically and became motivated to actively make our world a better place. Following my Doctoral studies at the University of Alberta, I eagerly came back to the University of Winnipeg and find great pleasure in inspiring my current sociology students.  You are the future.”

-        Melanie Nimmo, Instructor 2005-06, now Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

 Sociology is the study of human society, a fascinating and exciting area of inquiry.  Students often develop a deep interest in this subject and decide they wish to major in Sociology.  There are many careers for which an undergraduate degree in Sociology offers valuable preparation. 

               Most teaching and research positions specific to Sociology would require a graduate (Masters or Ph.D.) degree.  The Honours Program in Sociology at the University of Winnipeg offers an excellent background for pursuing advanced educational opportunities.  Many of our graduates go on to enjoy fulfilling academic careers in universities and research centers across Canada and throughout the world.  Some, in fact, have returned to the University of Winnipeg to teach and inspire students like you!

 

Are you interested in Sex and Gender Relationships, Globalization and Social Justice, the Sociology of Sport, Crime in Contemporary Society, Race, Ethnic and Aboriginal Relations, Disability Studies… 

What role do you wish to play in our “global society”?

          Community planner, youth worker, research associate, health researcher, recreation supervisor, human rights educator/activist, data analyst, police officer, journalist, educator – the possibilities are endless.

          Here are some links to Sociology-related websites from other universities and government agencies; each one contains valuable information for students considering a major in Sociology:

http://socserv2.mcmaster.ca/w3virtsoclib/

http://www.yorku.ca/careers/major/resources_careersandchoice_list_sociology.htm

http://sociology.uwaterloo.ca/careers.html

 http://www.asanet.org/index.ww

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

 

Sample Careers 

*     Admission Counselor / Director of Admissions

*     Affirmative Action Coordinator

*     College Placement Officer

*     Community Planner (urban development work)

*     Correctional Officer

*     Counselor (alcoholism, career, drug abuse, for the disabled, for independent living)

*     Criminology Researcher

*     Demographer

*     Employment Counselor / Interviewer

*     Environmental Analyst / Planner

*     Equal Opportunity Specialist (Employment Equity Officer)

*     Graduate Student - Professor

*     Grants Officer / Assistant

*     Group worker (in a social service agency or hospital)

*     Health Researcher

*     Health and Safety Education

*     Human Rights Worker

*     Labour Relations Specialist

*     Marketing Researcher / Assistant

*     Park and Recreation Program Planner

*     Personnel Management / Personnel Relations Assistant

*     Police Officer

*     Policy Planner / Policy Analyst / Policy Evaluator

*     Probation Officer

*     Public Information Specialist

*     Public Relations Supervisor

*     Recreation Supervisor

*     Recreation Director / Aide

*     Rehabilitation Counselor

*     Research Analyst / Assistant

*     Social Activist

*     Social Service Worker / Aide

*     Social Researcher

*     Statistician / Statistical Assistant

*     Urban Planner/Urban Analyst

*     Vocational Development Specialist

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