Sociology Minor


Undergraduate Minor

Program Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

22 Credits

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.

Program Requirements

  • 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

Program Coursework

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.

Admission Details

To learn more about admission requirements and the application process, please visit the UCCS Admissions page.

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