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A degree in sociology can prepare you for a career in a number of fields. As the American Sociological Association recently reported, "given the breadth, adaptability and utility of sociology, employment opportunities abound for B.A. graduates."

Sociologists work in many other professional arenas, including positions of political and national leadership. For example, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) has a doctorate in sociology and civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, J r., Jesse Jackson and Ralph Abernathy earned B.A.s in sociology. Former Atlanta Police Chief Beverly Harvard has a B.A. in Sociology, as does former Atlanta Major, Shirley Franklin. Take this list as a starting point, not as an endpoint.

Students who graduate with a B.A. in sociology will find themselves competing with other liberal arts graduates, but with an advantage -- knowledge of key social factors and a firm grasp on research design and methods. This advantage of the B.A. sociology program provides breadth and the potential for adaptability.

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