Minor Requirements

To earn a minor in Sociology, a student must complete the following coursework.


The minor in sociology requires two lower-division courses (Sociology 2 Introduction to Sociology and Sociology 4 Social Problems) and four upper-division sociology electives.

Justice and Community

This multidisciplinary minor, which is housed within the Department of Sociology, incorporates field research and issues of social justice into the experiences and curriculum of students pursuing careers in social justice. The following courses are required:

Lower division:

Sociology 4 and either Economics 3 or 4, or
Economics 10

Upper division:

Theory (1): Politics 115

Theory / Praxis (1): An/Soc 122 or 124 or Religious
Studies 129 or BusAd 181 (or 182) or Politics 106

Electives (2): Sociology 116, 120, 122, 124, 128; BusAd 181 or 182; Communication 161, Econ 152, 192; Politics 106, 110, 135; Religious Studies 140, 141, 143

Capstone (1): Sociology 126

Students must take five courses outside their major. Sociology majors must take Sociology 124 in place of Sociology 4, and both electives must be outside the department. Politics students must choose one elective outside their department; and economics majors must take an additional upper-division elective in place of
Economics 10.


"Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past" - Karl Marx