Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology Minor

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Course Requirements

Sociology Core (18 credits)


*May count SOC 495  once, for 3 credits, as an elective course

Total Credits Required for Major: 18

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.000 in SOC 101  and in two other sociology courses, or approved substitutes.
  • No more than two courses may be used to satisfy credit requirements in the student’s major, other minors, or programs.
  • Transfer credit policy:  The department accepts up to 9 credit hours of appropriate sociology courses toward the minor requirements. Course descriptions and syllabi may need to be provided.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will:

  • Be able to describe the significance of social theory to society, compare and contrast basic theoretical orientations, and apply some basic theories to social issues
  • Be able to critically examine the social factors-i.e., social institutions, policies, practices, norms, and beliefs-that shape major realms of human life.  The specific realms examined (e.g., family, criminal justice, health, etc.) may differ based on student interest, but regardless of substantive area, students should be able to examine society through a sociological lens.

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