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Choosing a minor field of study is optional. A minimum of 15 semester hours of separate identifiable semester credits must be earned for each minor that is declared. The same course may not be used in a major and a minor or among multiple minors unless the course is a required course (not part of a “select” area) in both the major and the minor or among multiple minors.


  • SOC 110 Principles of Sociology (3 credits)
  • SOC 220 Social Problems (3 credits)
  • SOC 304 Globalization (3 credits)
  • SOC 334 Introduction to Sociological Research Methods (3 credits)
  • SOC 392 Sociological Theory (3 credits)
  • SOC 491 Sociology Minor Portfolio (1 credit)

Plus at Least Two of the Following (6 credits):

  • SOC 240 Diversity in the United States
  • SOC 347 Deviance and Social Control
  • SOC 361 Marriage and Family
  • SOC 363 Social Stratification
  • SOC 381 Political Sociology


  • At least nine of the credits applied toward a minor in sociology must be earned in courses numbered 300 or above.
  • SOC 334 has a prerequisite of MATH 220 Elementary Statistics.

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