Every year, sociology students do internships in areas such as non-governmental organizations and non-profit sectors, public health, business, education and publishing.
Employers value sociology graduates for their research skills and knowledge of social organizations, social relations and collective behavior.
Augustana graduates are employed in community relations, human resources, social planning, legal professions, marketing, research, criminal justice and more. Students concentrating in social welfare are prepared for careers in the increasingly complex network of human services, including child and family welfare, health care, counseling, community organizing, policy analysis and program planning.
Augustana’s graduates in sociology and social welfare have attended graduate school in sociology, law, public administration, social work, criminal justice, education leadership and counseling.
David Etheridge '11 and earned a master's in educational policy and leadership from Marquette University. He is teaching high school math in Milwaukee as a member of the Teach for America corps.
Emma Anderson '13 said her peak experience as a sociology major was presenting her research at the American Education Research Association's national conference. She's now a doctoral student in political sociology at the University of Iowa.
Angela Conte '13 earned her master's degree in cognitive and behavioral sciences at Illinois State University and works as a research analyst at ECRA Group.