Results and Outcomes
In many instances, a balance needs to be struck between data-driven and emotionally-driven approaches to addressing social issues. A bachelor’s degree in sociology provides this balance, linking a scientific approach to a humanistic understanding of social problems, and can lead to numerous careers in human and community service, consumer products/retail, education and a wide range of other fields.
Sociology graduates from Saint Joseph’s are no exception. They have gone on to successful careers on many levels. Some of the positions recent graduates have accepted include:
- Addictions Counselor
- Medical Imaging Specialist
- Research Associate
- Program Coordinator
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Child Abuse Education Coordinator
- Behavior Modification Counselor
- Case Worker
- Donor Relations Associate
Well-known businesses continue to recruit and hire Saint Joseph’s sociology graduates on an annual basis. Among the more recent are Children’s National Medical Center, SLS Healthcare, Bay Area Food Bank, SAGE Eldercare and the N.J. Department of Youth and Family Services.
Other students choose to take their education to the next level and enter graduate school. Recent undergraduates have gone on to further study at, among other institutions, Boston College, Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania.
Sociology graduates are able to apply their education to a variety of fields. In the most recent survey year (2011), the average starting salary for a Saint Joseph’s sociology graduate was $38,500.
Chosen Career Paths
 Based on 4 respondents to CDC survey