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Minors in Sociology

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The Sociology Department offers minor programs for students majoring in other fields. Students enrolled in our minors develop a distinct and valuable set of skills that is desirable to employers and graduate programs. Minors learn to analyze contemporary society, think critically, employ methods of social research, and develop writing and oral communication skills. Students walk away with a new understanding of the world.

Minor Programs

Minor in General Sociology

The Minor in General Sociology provides a comprehensive overview of the sociological perspective. It offers added depth for those considering careers related to research, education, policy, criminal justice, human resources, social services, and many other fields.

Requirements
Students complete the following:

Checklist for the Minor in General Sociology

Minor in Law and Society

The Minor in Law and Society is designed for students who wish to study how social forces influence the legal system and how the law affects society. The minor helps prepare students for a wide variety of law-related careers and professional programs, including doctoral programs, law school, public policy, and public administration.

Requirements
Students complete the following:

CRIM 4600 - Hate Crimes
CRIM 4700 - Women and Crime
HIST 3400 - History of the U.S. Civil Rights Movements
PHIL 4900 - Philosophy of Law
POLS 4410 - American Constitutional Law: Federalism
POLS 4420 - American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights
POLS 4430 - American Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties
POLS 4460 - Global Legal Studies

  • 12 units of electives, including up to 6 units in independent coursework, including directed study (SOC 4990) and internship (SOC 4050), with the approval of the Law and Society advisor:

SOC 3830 - Violence and Society
SOC 4260 - Deviant Behavior
SOC 4330 - Bioethics and Sociology
SOC 4490 - Professionals in Society
SOC 4790 - Drug Use and Public Policy
SOC 4800 - Criminology
SOC 4810 - Sociology of Policing
SOC 4820 - Sociology of Genocide
SOC 4830 - Sociology of Human Rights
SOC 4850 - Domestic Violence
SOC 4870 - Environmental Policy, Law, and Society
CRIM 3100 - Ethics and Professional Responsibility
CRIM 4600 - Hate Crimes
CRIM 4700 - Women and Crime
HIST 3400 - History of the U.S. Civil Rights Movements
POLS 4400 - Judicial Process
POLS 4420 - American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights
POLS 4430 - American Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties
POLS 4460 - Global Legal Studies
PSY 4640 - Psychology and the Law

Checklist for the Minor in Law and Society

Minor in Social Gerontology

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