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sociology degree from a good university?

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sociology degree from a good university?

guys... uoft is a university of my dreams and i want soooo much. im not into engineering or accounting, manager something. (I have no requirement credits actually lol) but my english grade will be nice i guess, also other courses avarage is nice. i'm thinking sociology. this is really fun to me, but after graduating can i make good money? can i find a job?????
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Short answer is no. Liberal arts and even life sciences have difficulty finding jobs without more education or co-op experiences which UofT does not provide for those fields (unless you do something like cell bio co-op). You can find A job - Starbucks or something but not relevant to your field. Or if you have good experiences you might be able to get through student hiring for the government. But even then it's a stretch, and requires you to have good skills and experiences that a normal degree wont get you.

Also what is "nice" suppose to mean? UofT's cut off entrance % is much different from what they actually accept to let you in, or alternatively they let you in and then fail you first year... has happened to many people. It's how UofT makes money.
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If you get good grades in sociology and apply to a professional program you can make good money.
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zeyyy12 wrote:
Oct 4th, 2018 5:22 pm
guys... uoft is a university of my dreams and i want soooo much. im not into engineering or accounting, manager something. (I have no requirement credits actually lol) but my english grade will be nice i guess, also other courses avarage is nice. i'm thinking sociology. this is really fun to me, but after graduating can i make good money? can i find a job?????
B.A in sociology from any university does not give you much unless you already have secured a job from somewhere. You would need to continue to get your post-graduate degree (M.A/ M.Ed..) where you may see a better employment opportunity.
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As a qualification by itself, a sociology degree isn't really worth anything.
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I have a sociology, it is a degree you need to pursue more schooling afterwards. It is hard to find a job with just a sociology degree- so you must obtain further schooling. Many people go onto teachers college, law school, advertising and media, journalism school. I have my sociology degree from york university which isba great school!
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UofT is where dreams go to die
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aeba7 wrote:
Oct 9th, 2018 12:28 pm
UofT is where dreams go to die
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Agree with the others - don't go for sociology. I am trying to convince my kids to stay away from all "ology" degrees.

I graduated with a BA in Sociology in 1993 and have never had a job that required a university degree. It used to be a good way to get into working in banks (way back in the old days) but now you only need a high school diploma.
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aeba7 wrote:
Oct 9th, 2018 12:28 pm
UofT is where dreams go to die
Good thing I had no dreams when I started at UofT then lmao
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aeba7 wrote:
Oct 9th, 2018 12:28 pm
UofT is where dreams go to die
Good thing I had no dreams when I started at UofT then lmao
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My buddy did a sociology degree and went to law school. Only do it if you think you're academically capable enough to get into high caliber graduate/professional degree programs. The degree alone has little value, like most others BA and BSc degrees in the job market. Employers want experience and practical skills, which these kind of programs don't really give you.

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No one told me that an English degree was not an acceptable prerequisite for even the most basic grunt positions," says Adelle Farrelly, a recent graduate with a bachelor of arts from McGill University and a master of arts from the University of Toronto. When I finished my MA I found myself working at a coffee chain surrounded by fellow students and recent graduates, all of us looking for that 'real job' and confused about our fate.

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