Top Sociology All Programs - 2021

Students studying Sociology can be awarded a degree up to a Doctors degree research scholarship. On average, 26% percent of men and 74% percent of women make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Sociology is most popular in California. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Sociology is $40,400.

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Gender

Total Students
34,466
Total Males
9,088
Total Females
25,378

Degree Type

  • Total Bachelors degree

    26,781

  • Total Associates degree

    5,523

  • Total Masters degree

    1,440

  • Total Doctors degree research scholarship

    622

  • Total Award of less than 1 academic year Degree

    76

  • Total Postbaccalaureate certificate

    24

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See where Sociology is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Sociology degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Sociology

The best ranked institutions for Sociology majors include the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of California-Santa Barbara and the University of California-Riverside with 668 students receiving degrees in Sociology at the University of California-Los Angeles. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Sociology Majors

Majoring in Sociology, your experience could lead you towards different careers. Sociology majors go on to pursue jobs including Regulatory Affairs Managers and Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary which are in high demand. Some of the jobs with the highest salary for Sociology majors include Sociologists, Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary and Regulatory Affairs Managers.

Top Paying Careers for Sociology

  1. Sociologists   (Median Wage: $83,420)
  2. Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $75,290)

Most in Demand Careers for Sociology

  1. Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
  2. Sociologists
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