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About the Program
The Sociology Minor program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of social structures and processes, as well as research methods used to study them. This program is an excellent complement to a wide range of majors and prepares students for careers in various fields, including social work, law, education, and public policy.
Focus of Study
The Sociology Minor program focuses on the scientific study of human social behavior, social structures, power dynamics, social inequality, culture, and social change. The program also emphasizes research methods used to investigate social phenomena.
- 22 credit hours of SOC coursework, 9 of which must be upper-division (3000+ level)
- All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better
See the Program Degree Plan here
The Sociology Minor program requires students to complete 22 credit hours of SOC coursework, with at least 9 credits being upper-division (3000+ level). All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
The program includes required courses in Introduction to Sociology and Social Research Methods, as well as a choice between Modern Sociological Theory or Social Statistics.
Students must also complete 10-11 credit hours of SOC course electives, with at least 9 of those credits being upper-division.
We encourage students to work with our experienced sociology faculty to identify courses that align with their academic and professional interests.
Additionally, students may consider a capstone (Summit) course to further enhance their learning experience.
For details on program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.