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What can you do with a sociology or anthropology degree?

This is a common question for sociology and anthropology majors – the answer is, almost anything! Here, we’ve provided information on our co-ops and the kinds of jobs our graduates enter post-grad, as well as stories straight from our alumni.

What does co-op look like?

What’s unique about sociology and anthropology is that you can explore a wide variety of industries and types of work because of the skills you learn in both disciplines. Some examples of co-ops include Diversity & Inclusion in the finance industry, doing research at a Northeastern research institute, or working with historical materials at the Massachusetts Archives. Click the link above to learn more about co-ops in our department.

What can I do with a Degree in Sociology or Anthropology?

While many of our sociology and anthropology students go on to advanced academic and professional study, they also pursue careers in human services and other health-related fields; international affairs; non-profit and government; community organizations and social services; education; law; historic preservation; and much more. Explore the page above to see more information on what sociologists and anthropologists do after graduating.

Hear from our alumni!

Hear directly from our alumni on how they have used their sociology and anthropology degrees in industries like social work, higher education, non-profit, and more. They’ll also recount their co-op experiences and their decision-making processes around their careers and education.