Sociology Minor

Minor - Sociology

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 21

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: To earn a minor in Sociology, the student must complete a minimum of 21 credits in Sociology with at least 9 of these credits at the upper-division level.


Core Courses9
General Sociology Electives12
Total Hours21

Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
SOCI 101SIntroduction to Sociology3
SOCI 318Sociological Research Methods3
SOCI 455Classical Sociological Theory3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

General Sociology Electives

Complete four of the following courses:12
Community Forestry & Conservtn
Soc of Alternative Religions
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency
Criminal Justice System
Race, Gender & Class
Intro Development Sociology
Gender and Society
Sociology of Work
Criminal Adjudication
Social Stratification
Sociology of the Family
Juvenile Justice System
Sociology of Organizations
Rural Sociology
The Community
Population and Society
Sociology of Law Enforcement
Soc Psych and Social Structure
Sociology of Corrections
Law and Society
Seminar in Crime & Deviance
Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just
ISJ Service Learning
Sociology of Poverty
Prost & Human Trafficking
Capstone: Rural and Env Change
Environmental Sociology
Gender and Global Development
Political Sociology
Writing for Sociology
Internship (only 3 credits of internship can count towards the 12 credit limit)
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching Sociology Track

A teaching minor is an academic minor which may contain different course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a teaching major in a content area plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of either a teaching major or a teaching minor in that content area.

The term ‘minor’ for this teaching option refers to courses that need to be completed. To sign up for this option, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Do not fill out a minor form for graduation or the minor section of the major change form. Approvals for this option must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

Teaching Licensure Requirements

Note: Individuals completing a teaching minor must also complete a teaching major in another content area. Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A minor GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching.

Teaching Methods Course

Rule: Complete the following course.

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-