About the Minor

A minor in Sociology provides students with a broad-base exposure to theories and methods, as well as a wide range of current social issues. Students receive extensive experiential learning opportunities as well. These academic and experiential foundations prepare the student for a wide range of academic and professional opportunities. This minor can help students pursue careers in a variety including sociology, social work, law, economics, environmental studies, and public health. Careers are also available in criminology as well as many other areas of social and public service.


A student with a major in another program may minor in Sociology with the permission of the Academic Director. Eighteen (18) hours of approved coursework is required for the Minor in Sociology. The requirements are as follows:

Program Required CoursesCredits
SOC 150 – Introduction to Sociology3
One (1) Soc. Anthropology, or Archeology course3
One (1) Sociology course at the 300-level or higher3
Three (3) Sociology courses at the 200-level or higher9
Minimum Total Required Credits18