The minor in sociology is designed to provide students with a course of study that will strengthen their skills in the social sciences. Students are encouraged to pursue their secondary academic interest in sociology to broaden
their skill set with regard to, analytical skills, interpersonal / cross-cultural skills, and communication skills. Students who minor in sociology are required to take 18 hours of sociology courses: Principles of Sociology (SOCI 210), History of Sociological Thought (SOCI 350), and four additional courses.
Why Choose a Minor in Sociology?
Students with many different majors find sociology a useful and compatible minor. Coursework for this minor examines the underlying patterns of social relations in formal organizations, in legal institutions, and in the family,
economic, and political arena.
What Will You Learn?
Students are encouraged to pursue their secondary academic interest in sociology to broaden their skill set. In addition, Sociology equips students with skills in real-world problem solving
and skills to evaluate sound research. Students ultimately develop a deep appreciation for how organizations work and how social context shapes human behavior.
What Will You Do?
A minor in sociology is an excellent complement for students intending careers in health-related fields, the non-profit sector, government, higher education, human resource management, city and regional planning, or public policy.