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The Sociology Minor

           Note: The following is a summary of program requirements.  For full details, see the Undergraduate Handbook.

When you are ready to declare, follow these procedures for declaring the minor.


Credit requirements
To complete the minor, you must earn 18 credits of coursework in Sociology.  Normally, students meet this requirement by completing six courses in the Department. 

Required Course
Students must complete the following course with a grade of “C” or higher:

        SOC 1010: Introductory Sociology (3-credit course)
        Introduces the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology and the major subfields of the discipline. 

Elective Courses
Minors must also complete two elective courses (6 credits) at the 4000 or 5000 level. The remaining three elective courses (9 credits) can be taken at any level.

Grade Requirements
All courses used to meet the 18- credit requirement must be letter-graded.   Courses taken on a Credit/No Credit or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis do not count toward the minor.
       Note:  The Sociology Department waived this rule during the 2020-2021 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Courses completed during
       the 2020-2021 academic year with grades of CR will be counted toward the minor.

A grade of “C” or better is necessary in every course to be counted toward the minor.