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Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.


  • The vast majority of bachelor's degree holders in sociology and political science find employment in niche areas with specialized titles, such as market analyst, research assistant, writer, or policy analyst.
  • Employment growth of sociologists is projected to grow much faster than average; political scientists, faster than the average.
  • Candidates who hold a master's or Ph.D. degree will have the best employment prospects and advancement opportunities; competition for teaching positions, while keen, should ease as the expected number of retirements increases.
  • Quantitative and qualitative skills are important for all workers.


Personality I'm a problem solver
Salary $73,670/yr ($36.84/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education Doctor or Professional degree