|Description:||Everyone is part of a web of social relations that offers them opportunities and imposes constraints on the way they behave. Sociologists seek to explain how opportunities and constraints interact to influence economic, political, criminal, sexual, and other forms of social behaviour. They do so by systematically observing social milieux, conducting surveys and experiments, analyzing official statistics, and inspecting historical documents.
Many organizations need sociologists with skills in planning, data analysis, and policy analysis. Others require the “people skills” that one often learns in sociology. Careers for people with a degree in sociology include the following: government, research, community work, and business.