The sociology minor is designed to broaden the student's understanding of social relationships and how these relationships apply to his or her field of study. It complements a number of majors, including psychology and human development.
Students whose career goals involve extensive contact with the public, including majors in business, marketing, engineering, nursing, and communications, could also benefit from a minor in sociology; it is a means toward greater understanding of the complex social and cultural world that shapes their future clients' and customers' life experiences, needs, and concerns.
To complete a minor in sociology, students must take SOC 100—Introduction to Sociology and 15 additional credit hours. At least six credit hours must be taken at the 300 level or above.