Sociology

The sociology minor enhances your understanding of the discipline’s history, its research methods, and topics of interest within the field. After taking two foundational sociology courses, you can tailor the minor to your career goals with electives in the global studies, inequality and social justice, or health and social services focus areas. You can also find internships in these areas. The minor, which is open to all students, pairs well with majors in business, the health sciences, criminal justice studies, social work, psychology, or marketing.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses - 6 hrs.

  • SOC 100: The Sociological Perspective - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 240: Research Methods - 3 hrs.
    or SOC 320: Social Theory - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose three) - 9 hrs.

  • ANT 303: Culture & Belief: Magic, Witchcraft, Religion - 3 hrs.
  • ANT 305: Peoples and Cultures of the World - 3 hrs.
  • ANT 306: Illness and Healing in Cross-Cultural Perspective - 3 hrs.
  • ANT 314: Native Americans - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 210: Sociology of Families - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 211: Social Problems - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 212: Sociology of Diversity - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 300: Cross-Cultural Perspectives On Gender - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 311: Comparative Family Systems - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 312: Social Inequality - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 313: Race, Ethnicity, and Power - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 315: Gender and Society - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 316: Sociology of Work and Occupations - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 321: Individual and Society - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 322: Self and Social Interaction - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 325: Environmental Sociology - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 326: Sociology of Globalization - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 330: Perspectives on Deviance - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 331: Correctional Policies and Society - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 332: Juvenile Delinquency - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 333: Sociology of Violence - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 334: Crime and Society - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 341: Medical Sociology - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 342: Social Policy - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 343: Sociology of Mental Health - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 344: Social Movements - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 345: People, Power & Politics - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 346: Sociology of Education - 3 hrs.

Note: At least 9 of the 15 hours must be at the 300 level or above.