Sociology and Criminal Justice Department Career Options

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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.


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


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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