What Can I Do With an HSOC Minor?

Want to complement your current major with a minor from the School of History and Sociology? 

Check out these suggested major + minor combinations and where they can lead you.

Your Major

Plus a Minor

Equals Interesting Career Options

Biomedical Engineering

Health, Medicine, and Society

Work anywhere in the field of healthcare with a deeper understanding of medical ethics, unequal access to services, and the global impact of medical technologies. 

  • Health Care Administrator 
  • Marketing and Salesperson
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Research
  • Physician

Business Administration

Sports, Society, and Technology

Take your business acumen to work for a major league franchise, be a consultant on the impact of stadium construction on communities, or work in recreation administration for a city or county.

  • Sports Consultant
  • Development Officer
  • Parks and Recreation Director
  • Sports Marketer

Computer Science

Science, Technology, and Society

Combine your skills in computer science with an understanding of the roles of technology in society, working to develop innovative apps or increasing access to technological skills such as coding.

  • Social Media Developer
  • Human Computer Interaction Designer
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • User Experience Researcher

Industrial Engineering

Social Justice

Gain an in-depth understanding of inequality and then use your skills in engineering to improve the human condition and the condition of the planet, both in the US and around the globe.

  • Global NGO Director
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Sustainable Energy Consultant

Mechanical Engineering


Learn about the history of machines and the role that mechanical devices have played in society and then apply that knowledge to preserving mechanical artifacts or documenting the history of machinery.

  • Preservation Engineer
  • Engineering Archivist
  • Research & Development Engineer
  • Engineering Management Consultant



Develop a deeper understanding of how individuals are shaped by their social environment and employ that knowledge in treating patients, writing policy, or running an organization.

  • Social Psychologist
  • Trial Strategy Consultant
  • Education Program Evaluator
  • Community Health Worker