How and why does human behavior shift depending on the groups we belong to or identify with? Major in sociology at the University of Mary Washington and you’ll unravel the mysteries of human relationships while building skills in critical thinking, writing and research you’ll need to help shape a complex world.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
Sociology Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 205
Knowledge Rate: 80%
Career Outcome Rate: 88%
Where do our alumni land?
- Downtown Greens
- Folger Shakespeare Library
- Childtime Learning Center
- Loisann’s Hope House
- Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
- U.S. Department of State
- Youth & Family Services of Virginia
- Virginia Department of Health
- Spotsylvania Parks & Recreation
- DCHS – City of Alexandria
- James Madison University
- Northeastern University
- Columbia University
- Covenant Theological Seminary
- University of Mary Washington
- George Washington University
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
Sociology Alumni Bios