The Minor in Sociology is offered by the Department of Sociology. Sociology is the study of human behavior in the context of the groups, organizations, institutions and societies in which it occurs.

Sociology majors and minors are encouraged to participate in the Sociology Undergraduate Majors and Minors Association (SUMMA), which hosts academic, community service and social events throughout the year. The department sponsors an annual student research conference where students can present their work.

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Campus Location: Main

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.


The minor in Sociology requires a minimum of six courses:

SOC 1176Introduction to Sociology3
or SOC 1576 Introduction to Sociology for Health Professions
Five Sociology electives at the 2000 level or above15
Total Credit Hours18