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Sociology and criminal justice majors can choose from a wide variety of careers. Not only is sociology an important component of a liberal education, it can also provide important insights for graduates pursuing careers in law, advertising, nursing, social service, business and many other areas.

Our alumni have gone on to a variety of rewarding fields, including social services, corrections, law, management and sales. Many have gone on to further education in law and graduate schools.

Here's how a few Elmhurst graduates from the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice in sociology are using their degrees:

  • Amanda Fark ’03: Higher education administrator
  • Kelly Morales ’03: Parent outreach specialist for a community center
  • Roy Selvik ’03: Police officer
  • Teresa Stock ’03: Career services advisor
  • D. Scott Tharp ’05: Associate director of diversity education
  • Elyse Dobney ’07: Nonprofit manager
  • Nina Kessel ’07: Hospital social worker
  • Billie Risley ’08: Energy advisor
  • Elvisa Pandzic ’09: Project developer
  • Katie McDougall ’10: School social worker
  • Kayleigh Sulima ’10: Human resources manager
  • John Michael Sullivan ’10: Youth counselor
  • Brian Unger ’10: Law student
  • Joseph Acosta ’11: Police officer
  • Kirbie Knutsen ’11: Medical social worker
  • Juliet Longano ’11: School social worker
  • Rachel Bomba ’12: Social services representative
  • Marc Shield ’12: Deputy in sheriff’s department
  • Melissa Miehlke ’13: Senior center activities coordinator
  • Melissa Barrios ’14: Graduate student in social work
  • Molly Monroe ’14: Graduate student in social work
For further information about careers, go to the Prospective Students area of the American Sociological Association's web site.
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