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Adapting to Change

 Where students once thought in terms of one career, now an increasingly complex technological and global economy often requires people to pursue a series of careers. Most young adults will explore more than one option before settling on a clear path, and older students may find themselves re-tooling with sociology after a successful career in another field. A liberal arts education and a major in sociology provide the flexibility necessary in today's employment market. Graduate work in sociology can help others shift gears mid-career.

Solid training in sociology at the undergraduate or graduate levels forms a foundation for flexible career development. The better your training and the more skills you have acquired, the better you will be able to take advantage of new opportunities. Sociology offers a rich source of conceptual frameworks into which the most pressing issues of our times can be placed, and a powerful set of methodological tools with which to study them.


Green ArrowPreface
Green ArrowSociety and Social Life
Green ArrowSociology
Green ArrowSociology Specialities
Green ArrowCareer Preparation
Green ArrowJob Prospects
Green ArrowGraduate Training
Green ArrowCommon Core
Green ArrowAdapting to Change
Green ArrowLooking to the Future