Students during freshman orientation.

Undergraduate students may choose the Minor in Sociology, Minor in Criminology, Minor in Social Justice or Minor in Society, Medicine and Health.

Sociology Minors

All minors require 18 credit hours and minimum 2.0 GPA.

Minor in Sociology

A Minor in Sociology helps students prepare for a wide variety of professional careers as well as active, enlightened participation in local, national and world affairs. Required courses: SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology and five sociology electives (four must be at the 300- or 400-level). 

Minor in Criminology

The Minor in Criminology focuses on the nature and cause of crime, the behavior of criminals and how society reacts to crime and criminals. Required courses: SOC 206 Social Problems, SOC 307 Criminology and four electives.

Minor in Social Justice

Students with an interest in the causes and consequence of social injustices will learn how to analyze these injustices, then apply this knowledge in a required internship. Required courses: SOC 206 Social Problems, SOC 496 Internship Program and four electives.

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Minor in Society, Medicine and Health

The Minor in Society, Medicine and Health focuses on the socio-demographic, cultural, political and ethical contexts that underlie the medical profession and para-professions, and the social structure of health and health policy. Required courses: SOC 229 Population Problems, SOC 322 Medical Sociology or SOC 477 Sociology of Health Care, and four electives (three of which must be at the 300 or 400-level).

Why do you recommend a sociology minor?

"I think sociology really complements a wide range of majors, including the “hard” sciences. There’s a high demand for people who are skilled in terms of the approaches used in the social sciences and methodology, statistics and programming."
– Karen E., BA '11

Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award

Sociology minors in good standing are invited each year to submit term papers or sociological research projects (including Honors theses and Independent Study final papers) written within the current academic year for consideration.

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