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What can I do with my degree?

About the program

As a student in Sociology, you learn methods to systematically observe, investigate and analyze societies and critically think about social problems and social change. Concordia’s Sociology program give you the opportunity to apply social science methods to nearly any situation: human rights, gender and sexuality, crime and justice, conflict and power, regional studies, even cyberspace. While you study human behaviour, social interaction and organizational patterns, you also study the theory and process of social change, enhancing your thinking about the reasons for poverty, prejudice and other social problems. Sociology’s many perspectives and methodological approaches will prepare you to make positive and effective social change in our society, or around the world. For the latest information on programs, visit the Department of Sociology.

Skills developed

As a student in Sociology, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills listed in below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond this field.

  • Analyze, synthesize and interpret information qualitatively and quantitatively  
  • Appreciate Diversity and be sensitive to cultures
  • Design and Conduct Surveys
  • Insight into Group Dynamics
  • Knowledge of Community Resources  
  • Understand Social Trends
  • Present sociological explanations of social issues and explain important differences in the life experiences of people
  • Identify / explain the impact and consequences of social policy and social institutions
  • Work with people who differ in race, ethnicity, gender or class
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different research methods

  • Communicate ideas clearly by listening carefully and responding comprehensively
  • Read critically and write persuasively
  • Explain complex concepts and ideas to others effectively
  • Write reports and essay
  • Interact with others and build professional relationships

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Influence and persuade
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Delegate
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Negotiate

  • Observe and Interpret Data
  • Analyze and evaluate conflicting information to make a good judgement or conclusion
  • Understand complex problems and identify solutions

Potential work settings

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. 

  • Advertising/Marketing Research Firms
  • Child Welfare Agencies
  • Community Services
  • Consulting Firms
  • Consumer Research
  • Corporations
  • Correctional and Rehabilitation Services
  • Educational Institutions
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Government (Municipal, Provincial & Federal)
  • Health-Related Services
  • Human Rights Organizations
  • International Development
  • Labour Relations
  • Non Profit and non-governmental Organizations
  • Public Relations
  • Recreational Centres
  • Religious Institutions
  • Research Organization
  • Seniors’ Residences
  • Shelters
  • Social Service Agencies 

Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Case Manager
  • Child and Youth Worker / Officer
  • Community Development Worker
  • Community Organizer
  • Crisis Intervention Worker
  • Drop-in Centre Worker
  • Employment Advisor
  • Facilitator
  • Family Service Worker
  • Fundraiser
  • Gerontology Aide
  • Group Home Worker
  • Home Support Assistant
  • Outreach Worker
  • Program/Project Coordinator
  • Shelter Supervisor
  • Social Sciences Analyst/Worker

  • Events Coordinator
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mediator
  • Project Coordinator
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Recruiter
  • Sales Manager

  • Census Research Assistant
  • Correctional Officer
  • Foreign Services Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Labour Relations Coordinator
  • Legislative Aide
  • Liaison Officer
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Program Development Officer
  • Public Administration Assistant
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Urban Planning Officer
  • Veteran Services/Affairs Officer

  • Admissions Officer/Advisor
  • Alumni Relations Assistant
  • Career Advisor
  • Education Specialist
  • Educational Facilitator
  • Health Educator
  • Integration Aide
  • Program/Academic Advisor
  • Research Coordinator
  • Social Research Assistant
  • Trainer/Training Specialist

Career possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • College Teacher
  • Family Counsellor
  • Health/Medical Sociologist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Market Researcher
  • Mediator
  • Policy Researcher
  • Public Opinion Researcher
  • Social Advocate
  • Social Gerontologist
  • Social Statistician
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist
  • Statistical Analyst
  • University Professor

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

Want job search tips tailored to your goals and needs? Book an appointment with one of our Career Counsellors or Career Advisors by calling 514-848-2424, ext. 7345.*

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345


Sir George Williams Campus
Room H-745

Loyola Campus
Room AD-103

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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