College of Arts & Sciences

Sociology - Minor


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Sociology emphasizes the study of human behavior and basic social processes. The discipline provides excellent preparation for careers in a variety of occupations and professions including planning and community development, law, public relations and advertising, personnel administration, private business and government administration, health and human services, family relations, criminal justice fields, and others.  Courses offered by the department cover a wide range of topics and issues. Areas such as social inequalities, work, organizations, economy, globalization, family, community, environment, crime, law and deviance comprise a large part of the curriculum. Students may also pursue special readings courses and experiential education placements or internships through the department.

Preminor Requirements 

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology or CLD 102 - The Dynamics of Rurual Social Life and any other 100 or 200-level sociology course [6 hours]

Minor Requirements 

Students must complete an additional 15 hours in Sociology, at least 3 of which must be at the 400-level or above and must include one of the following six-hour blocks: SOC 302 and SOC 303 or SOC 304 and SOC 305 or SOC 302 and SOC 304 [15 hours]

Total Hours - 21 hours

Sociology Minor