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Sociology is a diverse and exciting field of undergraduate study that may prepare you for a wide variety of careers or for pursuit of a higher degree in sociology or a related discipline. Our sociology majors get jobs in all sectors of employment – corporate/for-profit, government, education, and nonprofit. Specifically, we see graduates with careers in administration, business, corrections, counseling, education, investigations, journalism, politics, public relations, research, senior services, and youth services.

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Professional and Academic Associations

American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)
American Society of Criminology (ASC)
American Sociological Association (ASA)
American Statistical Association (ASA)
Association of Black Sociologists (ABS) 
Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
Association for Research on Non-profit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Association for Social Economics (ASE)
Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR)
Eastern Sociological Society (ESS)
Justice Studies Association (JSA)
Law and Society Association (LSA) 
Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA)
Midwest Sociological Society (MSS)
National Communication Association (NCA)
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
National Social Science Association (NSSA)
North Central Sociological Association (NCSA)
Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) 

Conferences and Expositions

AAPOR Annual Conference
May 18-21, 2017
New Orleans, La.

The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting
Nov. 16-19, 2016
New Orleans, La.

American Sociological Association
Aug. 20-23, 2016
Seattle, Wash.

Association for Institutional Research
May 29 - June 2, 2017
Washington, D.C.

ARNOVA Annual Conference
Nov. 17-19, 2016
Washington, D.C.

Midwest Sociological Society
March 30-April 2, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisc.

Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA) Annual Meeting
Oct. 12-15, 2016
North Charleston, S.C.

National Communication Association
Nov. 10-13, 2016
Philadelphia, Pa.

National Council for Social Studies
Dec. 2-4, 2016
Washington, D.C.

National Technology and Social Science Conference

North Central Sociological Association 

The Pacific Sociological Association

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