A minor in sociology is an excellent supplement to a major in other fields such as secondary education, philosophy, communication arts, business, nursing, and engineering. People in most careers can benefit from a deeper understanding of human behavior and social organization. In addition, the sociological insight is an excellent supplement to those studying other Liberal Arts, such as history, psychology, and political science.
A student developing a minor in sociology with a major in another discipline must complete 21 hours of sociology courses, including SOC 100. A minimum of 12 hours should be in courses numbered 300 or above. Sociology courses may also be used in conjunction with courses from other disciplines to form a minor area of study. Such a program should be developed with the advice of the sociology faculty and approved by the chair of the student's major department.