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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
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.