So I'm a Sociology Major, Now What?
A degree in Sociology prepares students for careers paths in probation, law enforcement and corrections, market research, domestic violence counseling, public agencies, law, teaching, human resources and social work.
Lynn (Chang) Lewis is the College of Social Sciences Liaison and has drop in career advising at the following times. You can also log onto SpartaJobs to make an appointment.
Mondays 10 AM-12 PM in ADM 154/255
Wednesdays 10 AM-12 PM in ACCESS (CL 240) Except Job Fair Days
Please visit the Sociology Career Resource Hub for more information and resources; these resources and information are put together by the SJSU Career Center.
Campus Services and Information
- Accessible Education Center:
The Accessible Education Center is committed to providing comprehensive services in support of the educational development and success of students with disabilities in a student-centered and professional environment.
- Advising Hub:
Excellent resource for advising
- Career Center:
Internships & jobs: Excellent resource for career planning, jobs and internships.
- Counseling Services:
Advances personal development, enhances student learning, and addresses life crises by providing culturally inclusive mental health services and educational counseling. Services are free to students and always confidential.
- Course Articulation:
Transfer of credits
- MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center:
Provides support and resources for a variety of student cultural groups.
- Online applications through Cal State Apply:
This is the first step in getting an admission at SJSU.
- Peer Connections:
Peer Connections offers free peer tutoring and mentoring for students.
- Presidential Directive Guideline FAQ’s:
Refer to this link, for information about Choosing & Adding a Major, if you have 120+ units, Application for Graduation, Appeals and other issues.
- SJSU Admissions:
This link provides PDF version of application form and the admission requirements.
- SJSU Catalog:
Provides important information regarding policies and procedures. It also contains brief information about each department, has descriptions of all classes, and details related to general education requirements.
- SJSU Directory:
This link has all the Faculty/Staff, Department contact information.
- SJSU Library:
This link provides information about the SJSU Library.
- Academic Advising and Retention Services:
From this link, you can obtain all the information related to advising.
- University Calendars:
From this link, the information about the University events can be obtained.
- University Forms:
Many actions that students need to take while at SJSU require forms. This website has up to date forms along with explanations for their use.
- University Schedule of Classes:
Updated every semester, from this link you can obtain information on course listings as well as policies, deadlines, fees, GE requirements, and final exam schedules.
- Writing Center:
Instructional resource for all students of all disciplines and writing abilities. They provide both workshops and one-to-one tutoring.
- Accredited Schools Online: Guide to understanding and avoiding plagiarism.
Accredited Schools Online is a comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families with the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their education.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):
Provides helpful online guides on virtually every aspect of writing, research, and everything else that goes with coursework (like APA formatting, avoiding plagiarism, etc.) Don’t miss their section on writing in the social sciences.
- Understanding Plagiarism and Citation
- SJSU Plagiarism Tutorial
- SOCIOLOGY 100W Program Description
- Women’s Studies Resources
San José and Bay area
- Mexican-American Community Service Agency (MACSA)
- Japanese American Museum of San José
- Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
- RACE Forward - The Center for Racial Justice Innovation:A progressive think tank committed to “advancing racial justice through research, advocacy and journalism.” Publishers of the terrific Colorlines magazine
- History San José:
This organization exists “to collect, preserve and celebrate the stories of diversity and innovation in San José and the Santa Clara Valley.”
- The Women’s Building:
A beautiful building on 18th Street in San Francisco that serves as a multi-ethnic service center for women and girls, housing and “incubating” over 170 different women’s organizations since 1971.
- The Manilatown Heritage Foundation:
Develops community projects at the site of the former International Hotel in San Francisco.
Regional & State organizations
- United Farmworkers:
The historic farmworkers’ union founded by César Chávez—learn about current issues and organizing.
- Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
- Dolores Huerta Foundation:
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to build active communities working for fair and equal access to healthcare, housing, education, jobs, civic participation and economic resources for disadvantaged communities with an emphasis on women and youth.
- Nonprofit Health Policy Resources at the California Wellness Foundation
- California League of Latin American Citizens