Students are urged to confer with a department advisor to plan a minor. To declare a minor, students must file a completed declaration form with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office. Completion of the minor is recorded on the student’s transcript

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical concepts to one's own life experiences. Specifically, students should be able to discuss how a theoretical framework can explain or elucidate a personal experience or a new or previously held belief about one's life or the social world in general.
  • be able to communicate ideas in written form.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate students can complete an 18-credit minor in Sociology. Course work must include the introductory course, SOCIOL 101, and at least 9 credits at the upper-division (300 or 400) level. Where courses are cross-listed in a major and minor, only 6 credit hours can be applied to both. A minimum grade of C- in SOCIOL 101 and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor must be attained. Only 3 credit hours can be shared between minors. No more than 6 of the 18 credits may be transferred from another institution.

SOCIOL 101Sociology: An Introduction3
Program Electives:15
Social Problems
Social And Psychological Development Through The Life Cycle
Introduction to Statistics in Sociology/Criminal Justice
Social Stratification
Culture, Emotion, and Identity
The Social Life of Things
Families And The Life Course
Sociology Of Gender
Sociology Of Death And Dying
Social Deviance
Race And Ethnic Relations
Consumer Society
US Government's Indian Policies: Practices Of A Colonizing Nation
Body and Society
The Imagery Of The American Indian In Film
Sociology Of Political Life
Society And Community Service
Community Development In Urban America
American Indian Leaders: Past And Present
The American Indian Image: Stereotype Vs. Reality
Latinx Immigrants, Migrants, and Refugees in the U.S
Social Movements
Culture and Society
Social Theory
Methods Of Sociological Research
The Sociology Capstone: Senior Seminar
Aging In Contemporary Society
Sociology Of Human Sexuality
Feminist Theories
Social Organization Of The City
Immigration and the City
Spatial Thinking in Social Science
Sociology Of Medicine
Globalization and Development
Total Credits18