Programs of Study- Minor in Sociology

About the Minor

Sociology is the study of human societies, their structure, and the ways individuals and groups relate to one another. Sociological knowledge is vital to the understanding of contemporary issues and topics such as poverty, crime, delinquency, deviance, mental illness, urban growth and decay, marriage and family life, behavior in bureaucracies, and the organization and delivery of human services.

Who Should Consider a Minor in Sociology

Since an understanding of human social behavior is essential in many fields, a Sociology minor is an excellent companion to many majors. Because of its emphasis on group behavior, inequality, and social structure, a minor in Sociology is particularly well suited to students interested in careers in business, law enforcement, social services, psychology/counseling, and education.


A minor in sociology requires 18 total hours. A student must complete SOC 100 and 15 additional hours in sociology.

What Our Students Say

“When I began to take sociology classes, I became more aware of the world around me. I decided this knowledge would help me with a counseling career and I would know more about different people and cultures.” Valerie Liebert.

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