Sociology & Anthropology Undergrads
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’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.
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 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.
“I feel like sociology, overall, makes me more open-minded to imagining the world that could be, which influences the work that I want to do and how I want to do my work.”– Nicole Cohen, Class of 2020