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:
- Marc Shield '12, deputy, Brown County, Wisconsin Sheriff's Department
- Joseph Acosta '11. police officer, Naperville Police Department
- Jessica Walker '06, graduate student in social work
- D. Scott Tharp '05, associate director of diversity education
- Kelly Morales '03, a parent outreach specialist for a community center
- Roy Selvik '03, police officer
- Barbara Collins '97, investigative analyst
- Kelly Kettering '97, a residential therapist for children with emotional and behavioral disorders
- Amber Locke '97, assistant director of development and public relations for a private not-for-profit corporation
- Jonathan Provo '91, youth supervisor with the Illinois Department of Corrections
- Alisa Lillquist Messana '91, family therapist
- Sharon Shipinski '88, policy advisor for the Illinois Department of Corrections
For further information about careers, go to the Prospective Students area of the American Sociological Association's web site.