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Sociology graduates: Where are they now?

Hollins graduates with a major in sociology have entered graduate programs in social work and related human service fields, as well as in sociology. Sociology majors commonly find employment as case workers, administrators, or analysts in social welfare agencies or other nonprofit organizations, and in education and government.

An analysis of graduates of the department of sociology reveals that 35 percent have completed graduate programs at such institutions as the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the New School for Social Research. Others have obtained master's of social work degrees from such schools as Columbia University, UNC Chapel Hill, and Washington University. The data on employment show that 27 percent of graduates are employed in human services, 14 percent in education, 11 percent in public relations, and 8 percent in human resources.

Sociology graduates include:

  • Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington, D.C.
  • University of North Carolina, School of Law
  • Chief operating officer, Bradley Free Clinic, Roanoke, Va.
  • Graduate School of Social Work: Virginia Commonwealth University, Radford University, New York University
  • Social worker, Richfield Retirement Community, Salem, Va.
  • Counselor, Support Systems, LLC, Roanoke, Va.
  • Child Protective Services, Roanoke, Va.