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Sociology and Criminal Justice Department Career Options

Famous Sociology  Alums:

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Sociology: The Sociology and Criminal Justice Department at Eastern University prepares individuals to pursue a variety of career interests—from data analysis to teaching to business to ministry. It provides students with the most highly valued skills for work in the 21st century: the ability to think critically; communicate clearly; understand structures, processes and group behavior; evaluate and process information; and critically summarize and interpret data.

Criminal Justice: Graduates of programs such as this have gone on to graduate school in law, sociology, criminal justice and other related disciplines; become candidates in police academies at the local and state levels; engaged careers in the juvenile justice system; obtained entry-level positions in local, state and federal court systems; acquired entry-level positions in correctional settings, and gained employment in victim service agencies.

INDUSTRIES AND PROFESSIONS FOR SOCIOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJORS

Sociology and Criminal Justice Majors can be found working in the following industries and professions, among many others:

  • Anthropologist Caseworker
  • Child Welfare Caseworker
  • City Planning Aide
  • Advertising Agent
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Journalist
  • Community Activist/Organizer
  • Correction Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Demographer
  • Director, Volunteer Services
  • Family Case Worker
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Group Worker
  • Agriculturalist
  • Hospital Admitting Clerk
  • Industrial Sociologist
  • Management Trainee
  • News Director
  • News Reporter
  • Park Ranger
  • Parole Officer
  • Penologist
  • Probation Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Worker
  • Recreation Leader
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Reporter
  • Researcher
  • Salary & Wage Administrator
  • Social Pathologist
  • Social Scientist

WHERE SOCIOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJORS WORK AFTER EASTERN

Eastern alumni are employed at some of the following companies and organizations:

  • University of Pennsylvania, Sociology Teacher
  • Youth for Christ, Ministry Director
  • Aging and Adult Services, Case Manager
  • United States Navy, Chaplain
  • Philadelphia School District (PA), Guidance Counselor
  • Pine Rest Mental Health Service, Social Worker
  • Chester County (PA), ICU Therapeutic Support Staff
  • The Church of Arlington, Youth Minister
  • St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks
  • Center for Social Media, Washington (DC), Project Coordinator
  • Kipp DuBios Collegiate Academy, Assistant Principal
  • Congreso de Latinos Unidos (PA), Director of Data and Evaluation
  • United Health Group Wayne (PA), Supervisor
  • Berean Baptist Church, Administrator
  • Urban Promise, Camden (NJ), Program Director
  • The Simple Way, Author and Founder
  • Wall Street English China, Program Director
  • The Boston Project Ministries, Inc., Boston (MA), Green Space Coordinator
  • Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Fairbanks (AK), Communications Liaison
  • Teach for America (PA)
  • Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Plattsburgh (NY), Chaplain
  • and many others!

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