The program of study leads to a variety of career prospects, ranging from grassroots organizing and work in community-based non-profit agencies and non-governmental organizations to employment in government agencies or legislative offices and jobs in "think tanks," research and advocacy organizations.

Specialized courses include projects that involve teamwork, engaging decision-makers and community groups, and the application of theory to current social problems. The public sociology concentration helps students develop a range of capabilities in such areas as:

  • Community Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning;
  • Managing Data Collection Using a Range of Methods of Observation;
  • Interpretation of Findings Informed by Social Theory;
  • Evaluation of Social Programs and Policies;
  • Grant Writing;
  • Collective Organizing;
  • Policy Analysis.