Career Planning

Sociology & Anthropology - Career Planning

Career Overview for Sociology and Anthropology

The closely related fields of sociology and anthropology share a focus on the sensitive exploration and rigorous analysis of the human experience. As a result of their training, our majors excel in a wide variety of fields involving critical thinking and analysis, writing and speaking, collaboration, leadership, and intercultural fluency at a regional, national, and global level. Comfortable working with diverse cultures, racial and ethnic groups, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions to achieve shared goals, our majors are prepared to empathetically engage with colleagues and clients in many professions. With a deep knowledge of how individuals and social organizations interact, our graduates are clear communicators and original thinkers working in careers ranging across all types of government, business, academic, and non-profit sectors.

Internship & Career Exploration

Past Internships Done by Majors

  • ACH Events at Gro Group (Round Rock, TX)
  • Allegra Lab Association (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Arkansas Educational Television Network - PBS Affiliate (Conway, AR)
  • Arkansas United Soccer Program (Little Rock, AR)
  • Blueberry Harvest School (Milbridge, ME)
  • Boys and Girls Club (Conway, AR)
  • City of Hope Outreach (Conway, AR)
  • Clinton Presidential Library (Little Rock, AR)
  • CoHO Hope Home (Conway, AR)
  • Conway Human Development Center (Conway, AR)
  • Conway Regional Health Foundation (Conway, AR)
  • Eating Disorder Coalition of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
  • El Zocalo Immigrant Resource Center (Little Rock, AR)
  • Faulkner County Museum (Conway, AR)
  • Heifer International (Little Rock, AR)
  • Julia Lee Moore Elementary School (Conway, AR)
  • Our House (Little Rock, AR)
  • Planned Parenthood (Little Rock, AR)
  • Rogers Historical Museum (Rogers, AR)
  • Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park (Scott, AR)
  • Unitarian Universalist Association (Boston, MA)
  • United Way of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR)
  • Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR)

Faculty in the Sociology/Anthropology Department are happy to talk to students majoring in sociology and anthropology about career opportunities and graduate school.

You may also find the following websites maintained by the major professional associations in sociology, anthropology, and archaeology to be useful:

Employment & Graduate School

Relatively equal numbers of our graduates go directly to seeking employment in the workplace as do those who go to graduate school, with a small number of the latter taking a gap year.

Occupations of Recent Graduates

Early Career Examples (Students graduated since 2010)

  • Archaeologist, Coronado Islands
  • Attorney, Oregon Health Justice Center
  • Case Manager, Our House, Little Rock
  • Construction Project Manager, Iowa City
  • Consultant, Asian Health Services
  • Director of Employee Engagement and Culture, RoboKind
  • Educational Programs Manager, Clinton Foundation
  • Events Coordinator, Tatton Park, England
  • Food Sourcing Manager, City Harvest NGO, New York
  • Full-Time Musician
  • GIS Analyst, InterDev, Atlanta
  • GIS Coordinator, City of Marysville, Ohio
  • Human Resources Assistant, US Navy
  • Human Resources Assistant, US Navy
  • Library Tech, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center
  • Managing Director, Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel, Boston
  • Marketing and Advertising, Brass Tacks Collective, Dallas
  • Medical Doctor, Harrison, Arkansas
  • Occupational Therapist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Outdoor Educator, Minneapolis
  • Policy Coordinator, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Texas
  • Production Coordinator, National Geographic
  • Program Manager, Recycle Bikes for Kids, Little Rock
  • Programs Admin Operations Specialist, Heifer International
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Public School Teacher for students with visual impairments, Chicago
  • Reproductive Health Educator, IRC, Atlanta
  • Senior GIS Technician
  • Social Worker, Kansas City Public Schools
  • Social Worker, New York City Schools
  • Technical Services Library Assistant, Clark County Public Library
  • Tour and Public Program Manager, Cincinnati
  • Two Rivers Reserve Board Member San Ramón, Ecuador

Graduate and Professional School Options

  • JD, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
  • JD, University of Mississippi
  • JD, University of Texas at Austin
  • MA, Anthropology, Belmont University
  • MA, Anthropology, University of Arkansas
  • MA, Anthropology, University of Houston
  • MA, Anthropology, San Diego State University
  • MA, Anthropology, San Jose State University
  • MA, Archaeology, University of Arkansas
  • MA, Museum Studies, George Washington University
  • MA, Paleoanthropology, University of Arkansas,
  • MA, Planning, University of Arizona
  • MA, Preservation Studies, Tulane University
  • MA, Sociology, Brandeis University
  • MA, Sociology, New York University
  • MA, Teaching, San Diego State University
  • MPA, Wright State University
  • MS, Education, Johns Hopkins University
  • MS, Education, Northern Illinois University
  • MS, Urban Studies, University of New Orleans
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University
  • MSW, University of Arkansas
  • MSW, University of Arkansas
  • MSW, University of South Carolina
  • MSW, University of Texas at Austin
  • MTS, Harvard University
  • PhD, Comparative Biology, American Museum of Natural History
  • PhD, Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice at University of Colorado, Boulder
  • PhD, Egyptology, Indiana University
  • PhD, Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles

Alumni Highlights

Mid- and Advanced Career Graduates (Graduates since 2010)

PhD, Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles

Collection Manager, Tulane University Archives

Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Director of Early Pregnancy Program

Labor Organizer for Education

Online Marketing Manager, Veritas Technologies

Production Manager, VaynerMedia, New York