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Career Potential

A degree in Sociology from Hofstra University provides students the opportunity to purse a wide variety of jobs in such sectors as business and marketing, the health professions, the criminal justice and legal systems, social services and the private, non-profit sector, and politics and government.

In a survey of 2013-2014 Hofstra graduates, 96 percent of respondents who majored in the social sciences reported they were employed or pursuing graduate studies. Those who were employed reported a mean salary of $34,121.

A few examples of where our alumni are working include:

  • Adelphi University, Director of Undergraduate Social Work Programs
  • DeVries Public Relations
  • ECD, Chief Creative Officer
  • Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Human Resources Employee Services
  • Extera Communications (TX), Executive Research Assistant
  • Great Neck Public Schools, Principal
  • Harmonia Media, CEO
  • Judy Henderson Casting (Fox21), Casting Assistant
  • Luxottica Group, Human Resources Manager
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Research Assistant
  • Neighborhood House, of Auburn, NY, Executive Director
  • New York University, Clinical Aide
  • Omnicom Media Group, Digital/Creative Specialist
  • Prime Publishers, Associate Editor
  • Publishers Clearing House, Copywriter
  • Rubenstein Associates, Senior Account Executive
  • Stony Brook University, Assistant Director of Government Relations
  • Suffolk County Legislature, Legislative Aide
  • Taskforce on State Budget Crisis, a privately funded initiative lead by former government officials (NY), Research Assistant
  • Unite Here, Community/Political Organizer
  • White House Task Force, on 21st Century Policing
  • Zagwear, Branding Account Manager

Some examples of the distinguished institutions our alumni pursued graduate studies:

  • Columbia University
  • Florida Coastal School
  • Hofstra University
  • Hunter College
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
  • University of San Francisco

*All data must meet a test of data integrity. The average salary and placement data reported is determined by the level at which data may be deemed reliable (University wide, school, division or department) To see the alumni outcome reports in its entirety, and all available data, go to the institutional research page.