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Careers in Sociology

Sociology is a strong match for many career settings. TCU’s applied sociology course will help you navigate your wide-open career possibilities.

TCU sociology majors pursue careers in public, private and post-graduate sectors in government, industry and university settings. Students completing a traditional major have pursued careers in sales, personnel work, public relations and a variety of managerial positions.

Students completing specializations in either law, justice and society or social inequality can pursue careers within the criminal justice or political systems. Students completing a health and well-being emphasis can pursue career options in the medical field.

  • Academic administration: associate athletic director, associate director of international undergraduate admission, coordinator, assistant to director, admissions counselor
  • Counseling: case worker, social worker, student assistance counselor, therapist, digital advocate
  • Education (K-12): director, teacher, special education teacher, coach
  • Film/media: independent filmmaker, freelance journalist
  • Graduate school: law student, sociology and social work graduate student, master’s in international development: socioeconomic policies at the University of Manchester, Fulbright (France, Morocco), mortuary school, nursing school
  • Law/legal: Juvenile probation officer, attorney, legal assistant, municipal judge
  • Law enforcement/firefighting: emergency preparedness specialist, police officer, senior special agent
  • Management: human resources, administrator, marketing project, contract evaluation program
  • Medicine: office nurse, ophthalmologist
  • Ministry/church: Episcopal priest, minister, youth services
  • Real estate: sales, realtor, developer, broker
  • Research/informational service: independent contractor, research, IS manager, software analyst
  • Sales and marketing: agent, medical device sales representative, residency recruiter for hospital, program recruiter, pharmaceutical, marketing programs manager
  • Small business owner: owners, presidents, CEOs

Graduate study
A sociology degree offers a firm foundation for students who wish to pursue graduate school in sociology or related areas such as administration, education, law and business. Students interested in exploring graduate school options should contact their sociology adviser.

Career preparation
Sociology majors and minors are encouraged to take 30213 — Applied Sociology, which explores career options related to sociology and prepares students for internships.

Use the Sociology Systematic Career Checklist to measure your career development progress.

Set up an internship
Contact Dr. Keith Whitworth, internship coordinator, at or 817-257-5941 for more information regarding career development.

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Careers in Anthropology

Career opportunities for anthropology majors are wide ranging. Anthropologists work not just in academia and museums, but also in government and private industry positions: cultural resource management, health care, advertising, forensic analysis, social service agencies and international business.

Anthropologists understand how people and cultures work around the world, which makes anthropologists increasingly valuable to employers in a rapidly globalizing world.

  • Contract archaeologist
  • Immigration attorney
  • Family representative supervisor
  • Executive assistant to art museum director
  • Demographic researcher for real estate firm
  • President of a small business
  • Urban planner
  • Forensic anthropologist
  • Public health administrator
  • Biomedical researcher

“This is Anthropology” Prezi presentation
By Charlotte Noble, student at University of South Florida.
An excellent response to the Florida Governor Rick Scott’s assertion that his state does not need more anthropologists

“An Essay on Careers in Anthropology”
By Gary Ferraro

American Anthropological Association: Careers in Anthropology
Information on careers in anthropology, field schools, internships, and more.

National Association for the Practice of Anthropology: Careers in Applied Anthropology

Excellent source for archaeological field school opportunities and job postings.

Society for American Archaeology: Job Announcements
List of current job opportunities in archaeology, mostly within academia.

Society for Applied Anthropology: Careers
Frequently updated bulletin board listing job openings in government, academia and the private sector for anthropologists and related social scientists.


Alumni, tell us your story. Fill out our form to tell us what you’ve been doing with your major.

Career Services

At TCU, you’ll have access to a career consultant who works exclusively with AddRan students. Schedule one-on-one meetings with your career coach who will assess and analyze what you need most. You’ll learn how courses, internships and service projects can broaden the experience on your resume. Learn more about everything career services has to offer your major.

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Terrence Hood
Career Consultant to AddRan College of Liberal Arts

For more information about job opportunities, please visit the Center for Career & Professional Development.

Center for Career & Professional Development