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Minors must take one of the following courses:

  • SOC 201: Organizations and Society
  • SOC 214: Class, Status, and Power
  • SOC 221: Culture and Society
  • SOC 225: Sociology of Sex and Gender
  • SOC 230: Sociological Aspects of Health and Illness
  • SOC 245: Individual and Society
  • SOC 247: Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 355W: Research Methods in Sociology
  • SOC 457W: Development of Sociological Theory


The remaining six courses are electives. All sociology courses count as electives, with the following conditions:

  • Electives must be a minimum of 3 credit hours.
  • No more than 1 courses from the SOC 497R-499R series may count as an elective toward the minor.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade. 
  • Minors who study abroad may take up to 2 electives abroad. 
See the Undergraduate Director, Dr. Jeff Mullis ( for pre-approval of study-abroad courses.