Careers

Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success
 

Our majors work closely with advisors in the Center for Career and Professional Success when searching for experiential learning opportunities such as an internships, volunteer positions, or off-campus research positions.  Their free resource, Handshake, is used to administer the on-campus recruiting program as well as manage employment and internship postings. It is the primary link for students and recent graduates to connect with employers and internship sites in the corporate, non-profit, and government sectors that are interested in recruiting Ohio State students. Handshake is an important tool that we encourage you to utilize.

What Can I Do with My Sociology or Criminology Major?

Sociology
 

Sociology is the study of group life. Sociology focuses on social relationships and social structures and on the relationships among people, groups, organizations, classes, cultures, and societies.  Sociology graduates are able to apply their skills and knowledge across a wide variety of occupations and professions. Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Consumer Relations
  • Sales
  • Market Analysis
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Labor Relations
  • Fund Raising
  • Social Welfare
  • Environmental Activism
  • Community Activism
  • Youth Outreach
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Occupational/Career Counseling
  • Mental Health Services
  • Hospital Administration
  • Homeless/Housing Outreach
  • Public Administration
  • Public Assistance
  • Advocacy
  • Resident Planning
  • Group Home Administration
  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health
  • Rural Health Outreach
  • Event Coordination
  • Urban Planning
  • Legislation
  • Teaching
  • Student Personnel
  • Consumer Research
  • Legal Careers

Criminology 
 

Criminology is the sociology-based study of crime and the criminal justice system. The Criminology major exposes students to the dimensions of the crime problem, explanations of the prevalence of various types of crimes and examines the various agencies and programs designed to prevent and control crime and delinquency. Criminology graduates are able to apply their skills and knowledge across a wide variety of occupations and professions. Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Corrections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Law Enforcement: Local, State, and Federal
  • Legal Careers
  • Judicial / Courts
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Youth Programming & Counseling
  • Private Investigation
  • Retail Investigation
  • Medical Investigation
  • Insurance Fraud Investigation & Prevention
  • Financial Fraud Investigation & Prevention
  • Intervention Programming
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