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As a sociology major, you will be prepared for graduate study in sociology, social work or a related field or employment in the social services. As a criminal justice studies major, you will be prepared for graduate study in criminal justice, criminology, law or social work or employment in law enforcement or corrections.

Our students leave Thiel well prepared to enter the workforce and students often find jobs in social service occupations, law enforcement, corrections and graduate study in counseling, law, social work, sociology and criminal justice.

Alumni Stories

Amy Tua ’90
Adoption Caseworker at Allegheny County Children, Youth and Family Services, Harmony, Pa.

“In order to obtain a degree in sociology, you have to take basic and fundamental courses such as research methods and theory. Thiel offers a variety of courses to build upon and enhance this foundation. Having this varied and solid [groundwork], you can pursue different careers and be competent in any of them.”

  • Major: Sociology
  • Clubs & Activities: Forensics and International Students Organization
Jerome Von Young II ’07
Deputy Sheriff at Cobb County Sheriff's Office, Lawrenceville, Ga.

“Normally, one wouldn’t need a college degree to join law enforcement outside of the federal level; [but] I see firsthand that my degree will help me become a supervisor because most other candidates do not have the background in white collar crime, deviance and sociology that Thiel gave me.”

  • Major: Criminal Justice Studies
  • Clubs & Activities: Football