Career Resources by Discipline/Major

Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Anthropologists and Archeologists
Corrections Officers
Demographics Analyst
Human Resources Specialists
Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Marketing Managers
Market Research Analysts
Political Scientists
Postsecondary Teachers
Public Relations Managers and Specialists
School and Career Counselors
Social and Community Service Managers
Social and Human Service Assistants
Social Workers
Survey Researchers
Urban and Regional Planners
Writers and Authors


Other Job Titles for Sociology:
Community Organizer
Corrections Officer
Human Resources Professional
Market Trends Analyst
Marketing Manager
Parole Officer
Public Relations Manager
Research Director
Social Scientist


Curators, Museum Technicians, and Conservators
Postsecondary Teachers
Survey Researchers

Other Job Titles for Anthropology:
Digital Cartographer
Foreign Service Officer
Forensic Anthropologist
International Development Officer
Linguistic Anthropologist
Market Researcher
Research Assistant
Social Scientist

Criminal Justice:
Correctional Officers
Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
Police Officer/Detective
Security Guard/ Gaming Surveillance Officer
Social Worker


Other Job Titles for Criminal Justice:
Crime Scene Investigator
Drug Enforcement Agent
Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Secret Service Agent
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor

Additional Resources - Careers in Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Vault Guide to Law
  • Vault Guide to Law Enforcement and Public Safety
  • Vault Guide to Anthropology
  • Vault Guide to Social Work

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

TU Anthropology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice Internship Coordinators:

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Databaseto learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.


The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • What is special about the way sociologists/anthropologists approach topics?
  • What drew you to a career in sociology/anthropology/criminal justice?
  • In what way does your life experience prepare you for this position?
  • What are your research interests? How did you get interested in this topic?
  • How does your background in sociology serve this community/organization/company/population?
  • What are the biggest challenges facing this community?
  • Give us a specific example of a time when you used good judgment and logic in solving a problem.
  • What actions would you take as an officer to ensure good relations with your constituents?
  • Tell us about a time you had to make a split-second decision. What was the result?
  • How would you handle upholding a policy with which you do not agree?
  • What would you do if you were issued a direct order, but you knew this order would place yourself or others in danger?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

Related Towson University Student Organizations:



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