An undergraduate degree in Sociology is valuable in its own right, and good preparation for advanced study in other disciplines. It teaches you crucial knowledge — about how people interact and how society functions — that impacts a great many fields.

The following list includes just some of the fields you might enter with a Sociology degree:

  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Community Health Care
  • Gerontology Services
  • Education Services
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Services
  • Government Service
  • Insurance
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mediation
  • Public Relations
  • Religious Services
  • Social Justice
  • Social Work
  • Youth Services

With an undergraduate degree in Sociology, you are also positioned to pursue an advanced degree in disciplines like:

  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Business Administration
  • Clinical Counseling
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Urban Planning


Internships are critical in determining career directions, building career experiences, making professional contacts, and in general helping you learn experientially outside the classroom and beyond your years at UNE. The department maintains a database of more than 850 sites in the Biddeford, Saco and Portland areas.
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