The Department of Sociology offers six different minors, available to non-Sociology majors. Like the B.A. degree, our minors increase students’ social awareness and their ability to employ a sociological perspective to interpret social institutions and behavior.
The Sociology Minor increases students’ social awareness and their ability to employ a sociological perspective to interpret social institutions and behavior.
The Crime, Law, and Deviance minor examines matters of sociological interest related to the study and understanding of deviant, delinquent, and criminal behavior, the relationship between law and society, and victimology.
The Diversity and Social Inequality Minor examines the sociological study of class, status, and power in a contemporary global society.
The Global Sociology minor focuses on social problems from a global perspective. The minor facilitates an understanding of international social problems and prepares students for careers and graduate school in related fields.
The Mass Culture and Collective Behavior Minor provides students with an opportunity to learn about sociological research within the institutions of religion, sports, and leisure in order to develop a working knowledge of how public opinion and contemporary social movements shape collective behavior and mass culture.
The Medical Sociology minor examines the social determinants of health and illness, and their impact on the delivery of health care and access to medical resources.
Introduces students to quantitative and qualitative Geographic Information Systems (GIS), examines the intersections of GIS and society, and considers how GIS technologies can be applied to examine social and environmental disparities, public health issues, and crime patterns.