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Department of Sociology Minoring in Sociology
Sociology Minor

Students minoring in Sociology are required to take 18 hours of Sociology course work and must maintain a C average. The 18 hours includes two required courses and four additional Sociology electives.

Required Courses:

    • SOC 101 : Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
    • SOC 320 : Introduction to Social Research (3 credit hours)
        • Exceptions to this requirement are routinely given to students majoring in Criminal Justice who have passed CRM_J 311, Human Development who have passed HD 310,  or Psychology who have passed PSYCH 312. Students take additional Sociology credits to meet the total credit requirement.


  • 12 hours of Sociology electives (excluding 101 and 320)
  • 9 of the elective hours must be in 300-400 level courses
Health & Society Minor

(available Fall 2021; classes taken now count toward requirements)

The Health & Society Minor offers social science training on how health and well-being are shaped by social inequalities; family, work, criminal justice and other institutions; and other cultural and structural influences.  Coursework provides a strong foundation for students to understand social determinants of physical and mental health and to work with increasingly diverse and aging populations.  This minor will prepare those entering a wide range of health-related careers, including: medicine, mental health, public health, public policy, social work, occupational and other therapy, and substance abuse counseling.

Students pursuing the HEALTH & SOCIETY minor are required to take at least 18 hours of coursework and must maintain a 2.0 average.  The 18 hours include two required courses and four additional HEALTH & SOCIETY electives. (18 credits total)

Required (6 credits):

  • Soc 334 Medical Sociology
  • Soc 340 Social Inequality [DIVR]

HEALTH Electives (12 credits):

  • Soc 101 [SSCI] Introduction to Sociology or 102 [SSCI] Social Problems
  • Soc 251 Sociology of sex, relationships, and marriage [DIVR]
  • Soc 330 America’s changing population: Challenges and strategies
  • Soc 336 Sociology of Food
  • Soc 356 Aging and the Life Course
  • Soc 351 The Family
  • Soc 368 Drugs and Society
  • Soc 384 Sociology of Gender
  • Soc 493 Internship (Career-Related, up to 3 credits)
  • Anth 205 [SSCI] Health, Healing, and Medicine Across Cultures
  • Anth 304 [SSCI] Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Mental Health and Illness
  • Anth 405 Medical Anthropology
  • Phil 365 Biomedical Ethics
  • Psych 310 Work, Stress & Health
  • WSt/Soc 385 [DIVR] Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies


At-Risk Youth Minor

Students pursuing the At-Risk Youth minor are required to take 18 hours of Sociology coursework and must maintain a C average. The 18 hours includes four required courses and two additional Sociology electives.

  • SOC 352: Youth and Society
  • SOC 360: Social Deviance
  • SOC 362: Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 368: Drugs and Society
  • 6 hours of Sociology electives
    • SOC 346 Sociology of Education
    • SOC 351 The Family
    • SOC 361 Criminology
    • SOC/CJ 367 Juvenile Justice and Corrections
Workplace Diversity Minor

The Minor in Workplace Diversity program is designed specifically for students and/or professionals with the aim of preparing them for increasingly diverse and global workplaces. It will increase their intercultural understanding and cross cultural skills, as well as provide evidence of those skills to prospective or current employers.

18 credits total
Core Courses (12 credits):

  • ANTH 203 [DIVE] Global Cultural Diversity, CES 101 [DIVR] Intro to Comparative Ethnic Studies or WST 101 [DIVR] Gender and Power: Intro to Women’s Studies
  • PHIL 360 [HUM] Business Ethics
  • SOC 340 [DIVR] Social Inequality or CES 101 [DIVR] Race and Global Inequality
  • SOC 341 Inclusive Workplace Leadership

Electives (6 credits) to be selected in collaboration with program director from:
ANTH 316; ANTH/POL S/SOC 418; CES 244, 301, 440, 446; COMSOC 321, 421; MGMT 315; POL S 305, 432; PSYCH 309; SOC 344, 390; WST 385, 406.