The Department of Sociology and Rural Studies offers several minors:
Many people employed in the criminal justice system have a Minor in Criminal Justice. Opportunities for students majoring in the biological sciences and chemistry may find opportunities available in crime laboratories where scientific techniques are used in the study of criminal evidence. The areas of wildlife/fisheries and park/land management also serve as areas of potential employment.
The Social and Human Services minor will prepare students with an understanding of the social and human services work environments and key approaches to providing human services. Students will learn basic skills and tools used in agencies providing these services.
Students whose career goals involve extensive contact with the public, including majors in business, communications, engineering, human development and family studies, nursing and psychology would benefit from a Minor in Sociology.
The minor in Youth and Community Work provides a strong and interdisciplinary approach for gaining applicable knowledge, developing necessary skills, and cultivating empathy for young people and their community-based needs.