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Sociology Minor Requirements

Sociology Minor

(28 credits)

1. Foundational Courses

  • SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 300 Sociological Research Methods
  • SOCI 352 Foundations of Social Theory
  • SSCI 224 Statistics

2. Three elective courses in sociology from the following list. One at 200-level or below, one at 300-level or above and one at any level.

  • SOCI 122 Criminology
  • SOCI 201 Sociology of the Family
  • SOCI 228 Corrections in American Society
  • SOCI 233 Sociology of Education
  • SOCI 237 Children and Childhood in American Society
  • SOCI 250 Immigration and Migration in the United States
  • SOCI 289 Special Topics
  • SOCI 303 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOCI 320 American Culture and Consumption
  • SOCI 344 Social Movements
  • SOCI 346 Intersections of Privilege
  • SOCI 348 Socialization and the Life Course
  • SOCI 361 Gender, Sexuality and Society
  • SOCI 380 Sociology of the Gang
  • SOCI 403 Mass Incarceration in the United States
  • SOCI 444 Health, Illness and Society
  • SOCI 489 Special Topics

Sociology Teaching Minor

(28 credits)

Teaching minors in sociology for elementary education majors take the required courses for the sociology minor.

Note: See education section for certification requirements.

Human Services Minor

(28 credits)

Students who are interested in working in the human services or pursuing graduate studies in social work may elect to complete the human services minor. 

  • SOCI 201 Sociology of the Family
  • SOCI 238 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • SOCI 239 Social-Welfare Policy and Services
  • SOCI 240 Social Work Practice: Individuals and Families
  • SOCI 241 Social-Work Practice: Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • SOCI 481 and SOCI 482 Human Service Internship (2 semesters) 
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