Undergraduate Major Details


What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Sociology major is in the College of Letters and Science.

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:


The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
Association of South Bay Surgeons
CBS Radio Sacramento
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Davis Community Meals
Davis InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Dixon High School AVID Program
Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute
Gibson Elementary School
Harper Junior High School
Hispanic National Bar Association
Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter
Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel
International House, Davis
Legal Services of Northern California
Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School
Mil Mujeres Legal Services
North Davis Elementary School
Office of Supervisor Jane Kim, District 6 of San Francisco
Patwin Elementary School
Peregrine School
Relationship Skills Center
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Robert E. Willett Elementary School
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
San Francisco School Alliance
Sequoia Equities, Inc.
Solano Sports
Superior Court of California, County of Yolo
Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary
Sutter Health / Medical Center, Sacramento / General Hospital
Tencate Advance Composite
Tencate Advanced Composite
U.S. Department of the Interior - Office of Inspector General
UC Davis
UC Davis Asian American Center on Disparities Research
UC Davis Cancer Center
UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools
UC Davis Center for Public Policy Research
UC Davis Cross Cultural Center
UC Davis Department of Asian American Studies
UC Davis Department of Sociology
UC Davis Division of Social Science
UC Davis Horse Barn
UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC)
UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)
UC Davis Picnic Day
UC Davis School of Education
UC Davis Student Recruitment and Retention Center
UC Davis Women's Resources and Research Center
UC Davis Writing Ambassadors K-12 Internship Program - Davis Senior High School
UCDMC Child Life
UCDMC Emergency Room
UCDMC Pediatric Emergency Room
University Retirement Center

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2012-13 229 80 34.9%
2013-14 154 23 14.9%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2012-13 38.7% 37.3% 17.3% 6.7%
2013-14 28.6% 57.1% 14.3% 0.0%
2014-15 36.6% 34.1% 19.5% 9.8%
2015-16 25.7% 25.7% 41.9% 6.8%
2016-17 38.5% 30.8% 15.4% 15.4%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
2600hz Regional Account Executive
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Assocation (APAPA) Intern
BI Incorporated Client Services Specialist
California Department of Veterans Affairs Policy Analyst
California State Assembly Legislative Aide/ Senate Fellow
Child Abuse Prevention Center School Readiness Home Visitor
East Bay Consortium College Advisor
Educational Talent Search Advisor
Hallmark Properties Leasing agent
Hardtke World of Baseball Coach
Israel Pathways Educational Advisor
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Coordinator and Outreach Worker
Little Voice Advocates Administrative Coordinator
One Kings Lane Customer Service And Sales
Progress Ranch Treatment Services Residential Counselor
Repair the World Community Fellow
Scheid Vineyards Human Resources
SolarCity Field Energy Specialist
TaxAudit.com Administrative Assistant
United Airlines Flight Attendant
University of California, Davis Administrative Assistant
University of California, Davis Analyst
University of California, Davis Police Officer
Verihealth Emergency Medical Technician
WellPict Berries Safety/Workers Comp Coordinator
West Corporation Care Associate
Whole Foods Team Meber
Yolo County Probation Department Intern

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median
2012-13 $34,533 $28,000
2013-14 $40,400 $43,000
2014-15 $35,500 $35,500
2015-16 $45,200 $50,500
2016-17 $49,000 $43,000