Including Sociology as a Minor in Another Graduate Program
(either disciplinary MA/MS, Ph.D., or Ed.D.)
Students should follow the guidelines within their major academic program in declaring a minor. Minimum number of credits for Sociology is 15 or higher if required by major. All students interested in declaring sociology as a graduate minor must contact the Graduate Advisor in the Prgram prior to doing so.
When students apply for a minor in Sociology, they must specify the area(s) of concentration. Sociology offers four fields of concentration:
- Environmental and Natural Resources
- International Sociology
- Social Policy
- Ph.D. students pursuing a minor in sociology must take BOTH a "theory-based" AND a "methods-based" course (see selection below).
- MA/MS students pursuing a minor in sociology take EITHER a "theory-based" OR a "methods-based" course.
Courses can be selected from the following:
- Theory-based courses:
- SOC 513, Sociological Theory
- SOC 521, Social Change
- SOC 524, Social Psychology
- SOC 526, Social Inequality
- SOC 599, Bureaucracies (to become a permanent course number in the near future.
- Methods-based courses:
- SOC 515, Understanding Social Research
- SOC 516, Conducting Social Research (must take as part of a sequence following SOC 515)
- SOC 518, Qualitative Sociology
- SOC 519, Applied Research Methods
Note: Students must meet all prerequisites for these courses.