Sociology Minor

Minor Curriculum - Sociology

Sociology is the study of social life and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. A minor in Sociology complements many career paths by developing student's understanding of the nature of society and social relationships as these affect them in their personal and professional lives.

The general objectives of this program are to provide the student with:

  1. An understanding of the causes and consequences of social inequality including those of race, gender, sexuality, and social class;
  2. An understanding of the forces of social change and social stability; and
  3. An array of job skills applicable to a wide variety of labor positions (for example, but not limited to, the ability to think critically about social or societal issues, to analyze reading materials and to write effectively).
Required Courses
SOCI 1301Intro to Sociology 13
SOCI 1306Cont Social Prob&Social Pol3
SOCI 3304Sociological Theory3
Select one course from any 3000-level Sociology3
Select two courses from any 4000-level Sociology6
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Students should substitute a 3000-level course if they have taken SOCI 1301 as part of the core required courses.