Graduate Success

Sociology graduates are employed in a variety of fields, while others attend graduate school. Graduates of the past six classes are attending graduate school or working throughout Pennsylvania and in Maryland, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Job titles include police officer, drug and alcohol counselor, health advocate, autistic support instructor, psychiatric assistant, physical therapy aid, legal clerk, direct care worker, rehabilitation counselor, associate project director, and deputy sheriff. One even participated in the Disney Collegiate Program.  

Others enrolled in graduate schools such as Johns Hopkins University, Temple University, and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. They studied topics ranging from clinical mental health counseling and social work to industrial/organizational psychology and college student personnel.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the 2015 median pay for sociology graduates, with the master’s degree as the typical entry-level education required, as $73,760 per year.

Lebanon Valley College alumnus Emmitt Smith in his office at Auburn

Emmitt Smith '13 Encourages Auburn Students to Study Abroad

Following a study abroad semester combined with internship experiences in international education, Emmitt Smith is now sharing his passion of study abroad with students at Auburn University.

Theodora Sakellarides is now teaching at her alma mater

From Student to Teacher: A Q&A with Theodora Sakellarides

A Valley graduate, Theodora Sakellarides is now an adjunct instructor in English and Sociology and talked with us about her love of all things Valley.

LVC sociology students received the opportunity to assist youth in the local community through a capstone project

Success Through Lebanon County Youth Advocate Program

Lebanon County's Youth Advocate Program employs numerous LVC alumni from education, criminal justice, and other departments.