Sociology majors develop the following skills:
Communication: summarizing results, writing clearly, presenting/defending a position, communicating across cultures/languages, understanding societal development
Analysis: gathering and organizing data, examining data, conducting field studies, applying non-intrusive methods, computer modeling, reaching new conclusions through comparative study, utilizing statistical applications
Project Development: planning long-term projects, recruiting/coordinating research subjects, writing grant proposals, evaluating, maintaining records, developing project designs
Interpersonal Relations: interviewing, understanding group dynamics, observing human interactions, recognizing cultural differences/similarities, surveying and sampling, identifying value systems
Depending on your desired career path, additional skills may need to be developed. Make an appointment with a career consultant to design your individual career development plan.