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Below are sample lists of careers and majors commonly associated with Social Science. Please remember, many careers do not require a specific major; rather, employers are often more interested in the experiences you have had and the skills, interests, abilities, and strengths you have developed through these experiences that enhance your academic program. Use the links below to explore careers and majors.

If you need help organizing information, you may find the Majors Research Guide and/or Occupational Research Guide beneficial. The career coaches at the University Career Center are also available to help you explore your options. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 785-864-3624.


African and African American Studies

American Studies


Applied Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Neuroscience

Communications Studies




Human Sexuality

Political Science


Social Welfare


Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies



Activist, Advocate/Organizer

Administrator (principal, superintendent, etc.)

Adoption Counselor


Affirmative-Action Coordinator

Applied Anthropologist

Appointed/Elected Government Official



Assessment Coordinator

Assistant/Head Coach

Benefits Manager/Administrator

Biological Anthropologist

Budget Examiner or Analyst

Campaign Manager

Case Manager

Childbirth Educator

Child Development Supervisor

Child Life Specialist

Civil Service Worker

Claim Adjuster

Clinical Resource Specialist

Clinical Social Worker

College Professor

Community Advocate

Community Affairs Specialist

Community Health Specialist

Community Resources Coordinator

Community Organizer

Community Services Specialist

Congressional Office/Committee Staffer



Coordinator of Federal or State Aid

Copy Editor

Corporate Trainer

Corporation Legislative Issues Manager


Crisis/Mental Health Worker

Cultural Anthropologist

Cultural Resource Manager

Customs Officer

Data Analyzer

Day Care Provider


Development Officer


District Attorney

Early Childhood Program Director

Early Childhood Specialist

Economic Analyst/Forecaster

Editorial Assistant

Education Coordinator

Educational Diagnostician

Educational Software Developer

Educational Technologist

Elementary, Middle or Secondary Teacher

Employee Assistance Program Coordinator

Employee Relations Representative

English as a Foreign Language/English as Second Language Teacher


Equal Employment Opportunity Officer

Family Financial Counselor

Family Policy Analyst

Family Resource Coordinator

Family Support Worker

FBI Agent

Federal Government Analyst

Financial Analyst/Economist

Foreign Service Officer

Foreign Trade Analyst

Foster Parent

Foundation President

Forensic Scientist

Foundation President

Freelance Writer



Grant Writer

Health Policy Planner


Historical Archeologist

History Teacher

Housing Specialist

Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Specialist

Human Rights Activist

Immigration Officer

Independent Living Coordinator

Instructional Designer

Instructional Supervisor

Intelligence Officer

International Trade Specialist

Insurance Underwriter

Job Coach


Labor Economist

Labor Relations Specialist


Legal Aid Attorney

Legislative Analyst / Coordinator

Legislative Aide


Linguistic Anthropologist


Management Consultant

Market Analyst/Researcher

Marketing Executive

Marriage and Family Therapist

Medical Anthropologist

Museum Curator

Museum Exhibit Designer

Outpatient Therapist

Outreach Advocate



Parent Educator

Personnel Management Specialist

Physical Anthropologist

PK-12 Instruction

Plans and Review Officer, USIA

Political Commentator

Police Officer

Policy Analyst

Preschool Teacher

Prevention Counselor

Probation Officer

Program Director/Manager

Project Development Officer


Psychosocial Skills Trainer

Public Administrator

Public Health Educator

Public Interest Lawyer

Public Opinion/Survey Analyst

Public Policy Consultant

Public Policy Specialist

Public Relations Director

Public Relations Specialist

Reading Specialist

Recreation Manager

Research Analyst

Research Economist

Rehabilitation Counselor



Residential Counselor/Manager

Risk Analyst

School Social Worker

Sexuality Health Educator

Social Anthropologist

Social Worker


Special Education Teacher

Speech writer

State Legislator


Staffing Coordinator

Student Affairs Administrator

Substance Abuse Counselor

Survey Researcher

Textbook Editor



Victim Advocate

Women's Rights Advocate

Youth Employment Coordinator

Youth Service Worker

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