Minor in Sociology

Students may seek an academic minor in sociology.

The sociology minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by providing a study of contemporary sociological theory and research and applying it to social issues, including globalization, social inequality, diversity, health care, education, family, work, and religion.

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in sociology requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in sociology. All SOCY courses apply. Students should take SOCY 100 as the first course in the minor (if they have not already applied the course toward other degree requirements).

Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.

1 Source:Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020,” Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2013.

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