Rules for Minors

Reminder for Sociology Minors


Minor Program Completion

Students MUST complete the Minor Program prior to or at the
same time as

other graduation requirements. State law prevents students from enrolling in
courses for Minor Program credit if all other graduation requirements have been


About the GE Theme:

A Sociology course taken for the GE Theme
MAY ALSO count toward a Sociology Minor.


About Internships/Independent

Sociology 398, 498 and 499 do NOT count
for Sociology Minor Program credit.


About Minor Program Credit
from Outside the CSLA Sociology Department

Sociology transfer credits
are subject to approval by the Sociology Department.

The Minor requires a MINIMUM
of 28-quarter units in SOCIOLOGY, 24 of which MUST be Upper Division Sociology.

In RARE circumstances,
Sociology Department approval may be granted to replace the required research
methods course with a methods course from outside the Sociology curriculum.
Where such approval is granted, an additional 4-unit Upper Division Sociology
course MUST be added to the Minor Program.


About Filing for Graduation:

Prior to filing for graduation, Sociology
Minors must give to their Major Department:

A graduation application with the Sociology Stamp in
the upper right hand corner

And the graduation application must list “Sociology” as the

An appropriately completed Minor Program sheet with
the required Sociology signatures

No “blanks” are allowed. PLANNED courses are to be included
if needed.


The Major Department submits all
paperwork to the graduation office.


If a “planned” course on the filed Minor
Program changes, students MUST complete a “Course Substitution” form at the
Sociology Department Office. This will be signed and filed by the Sociology


About Dropping Courses

Students choosing not to take Sociology courses they registered for
MUST complete official DROP procedures whether or not they ever
attended. Attend to deadlines! Failure to do so results in a grade of “U” which
is the equivalent to an “F” in the GPA.

Remember, drop forms may be left in professor boxes for signatures. The
steps are:

Students MUST obtain the correct drop slip and complete all
sections as directed

Students MUST obtain the Course-Instructor signature first

Students MUST obtain the Department Chair/Associate Chair
signature second.

Students continue to follow standard CSLA procedures and


About Incompletes

Students unable to complete a Sociology Course MUST:

Comply with the terms of the required Incomplete Petition submitted by the Instructor.

Complete the course within one calendar year & follow
standard CSLA procedures/deadlines.

Students do NOT (and cannot be required to) re-enroll to complete the