Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for anthropology / archaeology, criminal justice, and sociology.

Common Career Titles

  • Anthropologists and Archeologists
  • Corrections Officers
  • Demographics Analyst
  • Economists
  • Editors
  • Historians
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
  • Marketing Managers
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Political Scientists
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Public Relations Managers and Specialists
  • Psychologists
  • School and Career Counselors
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Social and Human Service Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Statisticians
  • Survey Researchers
  • Urban and Regional Planners
  • Writers and Authors
  • Community Organizer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Journalist
  • Market Trends Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Parole Officer
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Research Director
  • Researcher
  • Social Scientist
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Curators, Museum Technicians, and Conservators
  • Economists
  • Geographers
  • Geoscientists
  • Historians
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Psychologists
  • Sociologists
  • Survey Researchers
  • Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Digital Cartographer
  • Ethnologist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Historian
  • International Development Officer
  • Librarian
  • Linguistic Anthropologist
  • Market Researcher
  • Professor
  • Research Assistant
  • Social Scientist
  • Writer
  • Correctional Officers
  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
  • Police Officer/Detective
  • Security Guard/ Gaming Surveillance Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Criminologist
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Additional Resources

Careers in Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information, email  (Sociology), (Anthropology), or  (Criminal Justice).

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Tiger Mentor Network) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Sociology Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Interview Questions

  • What is special about the way sociologists/anthropologists approach topics?
  • What drew you to a career in sociology/anthropology/criminal justice?
  • In what way does your life experience prepare you for this position?
  • What are your research interests? How did you get interested in this topic?
  • How does your background in sociology serve this community/organization/company/population?
  • What are the biggest challenges facing this community?
  • Give us a specific example of a time when you used good judgment and logic in solving a problem.
  • What actions would you take as an officer to ensure good relations with your constituents?
  • Tell us about a time you had to make a split-second decision. What was the result?
  • How would you handle upholding a policy with which you do not agree?
  • What would you do if you were issued a direct order, but you knew this order would place yourself or others in danger?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

Professional Organizations

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