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Sociology Minor

Announcement iconThe Sociology program has moved from 3-credit courses to 4-credit courses beginning Fall 2023. If you were enrolled in the Sociology program prior to these changes, please view older catalogs with applicable program requirements and course information. A list of appropriate course substitutions can be found in Course Substitution. The new program requirements can be found in Sociology BS and Minor Requirements.

Program Requirements


Choose One Course

Overview of the structure and processes of social life; impact of social forces on individuals and groups; interdependence of society and the individual; social significance of social class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality; emphasis on critical analysis of social inequalities and injustice.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05, GE-08

Diverse Cultures: Purple

A critical description and analysis of selected social problems, as well as the social problems process through which problems are socially constructed and defined. A social constructionist approach examines how people and social systems define and react to social problems. Emphasis on the sociological perspective, critical thinking, roots of social inequality, and exploration of solutions and alternatives to existing social problems.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05, GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Unrestricted Electives

Choose 18 - 20 Credit(s). Take 5 courses. At least 3 courses (or 12 credits) must be at the 300-400 level.

Prerequisites: none