What can I do with this degree?

Career options

Government white papers, Statistics Canada studies, market research analyses, reports on human rights abuses, even bestsellers by social observers like Richard Florida or Barbara Ehrenreich. Every day, sociologists and social anthropologists influence the direction society moves in. Governments, businesses and individuals rely on social scientists to measure, observe and report on our world, so they can make informed decisions.

Career prospects for Dalhousie Sociology or Social Anthropology graduates are varied because the fundamental skills taught in the program form the bedrock for many professions in many sectors, including:

  • government researcher
  • journalist
  • community agencies
  • health care administrator
  • politics
  • social worker
  • immigration settlement counsellor
  • lawyer
  • human resources management
Discover what our alumni have done with their degrees

Read our alumni stories to learn about some of the amazing things our former students have been up to since graduating from Dal.

Future studies

There are many future academic directions Dalhousie Sociology or Social Anthropology program graduates can take, because the skills taught in the undergraduate degree informs so many other academic programs. One obvious next step is to consider a master's degree or a doctorate in sociology or social anthropology at Dalhousie, but our undergraduate degree makes a great fit for many other areas of study.

  • Master of Arts (MA) or PhD in sociology or social anthropology
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Law
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)