A Sociology major can be applied in a variety of employment settings, including universities, business and industrial firms, research institutes in the nonprofit or advocacy sector, and public agencies at the federal, state, or local level. Additionally, Sociology majors pursue careers in healthcare and graduate studies in counseling and social work.
Sociology is one of the majors recommended for students who plan to pursue a career in physical therapy, as the major provides a well-rounded background in liberal arts advocated by the American Physical Therapy Association, while allowing students ample time to complete the requirements for admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Our Sociology majors can also apply for early entry into Arcadia’s Master of Arts in Counseling program and begin graduate study during their senior year.
This Sociology grad—who earned her master’s in Population Health Sciences from Harvard after graduating from Arcadia—is helping Philadelphia residents heal as they garden. Gripper’s food and environmental collective, Land Based Jawns, hones community members’ agricultural skills while teaching them about food justice, nutrition, environmental health, how to spawn gardens on residential blocks in the city—and to turn to the land for mental health.
“We are putting into place things that have never existed before, that I never got a chance to have, or that I never even knew were possibilities,” says Gonzalez, operations director of the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the American Southeast. “It’s creating a sense of wellness within our youth who are most prone to homelessness, HIV/AIDS, and violence.”
“Study what makes you angry, and fix it. The most powerful motivator for me is the ability and strength to correct injustice,” says Genevitz, who serves as manager of organizational advancement at Regional Housing Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm focused on affordable, sustainable housing.