Minor degree requirements

The Department of Sociology offers a minor in sociology, which requires completion of 21 credit hours in sociology.

Core Courses
All undergraduate students working a minor in sociology must complete the following core courses:

SOC 201 Intro to Sociology-SB
SOC 301 Intro to Social Statistics
SOC 303 Intro to Research Methods-WR
SOC 320 Social Theory-WR
SOC 323 Diversity & Inequality

Electives
Minors also take two electives:

  • one 3-credit hour sociology elective at the 300+ level, and
  • one 3-credit hour sociology elective at any level.

Substitutions
Sociology minors may substitute CJ 325, PAS 408, PSYC 302, or SW 428 for SOC 303, and may substitute BSTA 201 (formerly MGMT 201), GEOG 356, JA 326, MATH 109 or 560, PHUN 301, PSYC 301, or SW 204 for SOC 301. Any other substitutions must be approved by in the Department of Sociology.

NOTE: If a student opts to substitute such a course, he/she must take an additional sociology elective at the 300+ level in lieu of the required sociology courseStudents may not take two statistics courses and have both count toward their degree.

To be admitted to - and graduate with a - minor in sociology
Students must take SOC 301 Social Statistics and earn a solid C or better before being admitted to the sociology program as a minor. Students must also earn a solid C or better in SOC 303 Research Methods and SOC 320 Social Theory to graduate with a minor in sociology.