Sociology Minor

The Sociology Minor is an 18 program that enhances majors in other disciplines where students would benefit from the skills, and the critical focus of sociology on core issues of inequality, organizational dynamics, and social movements. A student minoring in sociology:

  1. Learns and understands core sociological concepts and theories.
  2. Develops and can apply analytic and research skills to gain new knowledge in sociology.
  3. Develops the ability to synthesize and evaluate macro level data and information on social indicators.
  4. Can apply these skills along with majors in career fields such as criminal justice, social work, education and business

A Sociology Minor takes 2 core classes:

  • SOC 101
  • SOC 380

And any 4 elective sociology courses from our 200, 300 and 400 level offerings for a total of 18 credits. At least 6 credits of the minor must be taken at the 300-400 level. For more information or to declare the minor, contact the department chair at