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Sociology - Major or Minor

UW-Superior's Sociology program offers students not just a fixed base of current knowledge, but the insight to identify major questions and the ability to pursue meaningful answers from local and global perspectives. Sociology studies all aspects of human society, including the ever-pressing issues of social, racial and sexual inequality. The program prepares students to understand and take responsibility for the social - the world structured by institutions, made meaningful through culture and lived in our actions.

Degrees and Majors/Minors





Sociology -- Teaching at the Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A)

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  • Students benefit from small classes and opportunities to work closely with their professors in topical seminars, independent study, and a senior thesis.
  • The Superior-Duluth metro area offers numerous internship opportunities. Past sociology students have interned at organizations such as the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, police departments and corrections agencies, Superior City Planner's Office, Superior City Attorney's Office, the Superior Mayor's Office, Social Services, and local government administration.
  • Flexible study abroad programs offer opportunities to study, conduct research and hold internships in other countries.
  • Students who wish to teach sociology at the high school level benefit from UW-Superior's highly regarded Teacher Education program.

What can you do with a degree in Sociology from UW-Superior?

Students completing a sociology major at UW-Superior have a broad informational background along with skills in critical thinking, research and communication. The vast majority of employers look for these skills in potential employees. Here are examples of careers that could be pursued by people with a background in sociology:

  • Child Care Counselors
  • Social workers
  • Therapists
  • Employment interviewers
  • Office coordinators
  • Group counselors
  • Unit coordinators of group homes
  • Counselors for delinquent youths
  • Consultants
  • Researchers
  • Social services case workers
  • Child protection workers
  • Police officers
  • Prison guards
  • Probation officers
  • Activity directors in nursing homes
  • Youth shelter directors
  • Personnel managers
  • Juvenile corrections caseworker
  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Human relations manager
  • Union organizers

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