Students in many disciplines, including history, psychology, education, business, and communications, find sociology a useful minor, and many lower and upper-division courses in the Department of Sociology serve as rewarding electives for students across the University.
The undergraduate major requires at least 30 credit hours in sociology with a grade of "C" or higher, including one or more courses in sociological theory, one or more courses in sociological analysis, and at least eight courses (24 credits) in the Substantive Specialty area. The Sociology Major Checklist and Sociology Major Rules provide more information. Students often combine the study of sociology with other liberal arts or professional fields to acquire double majors. Particularly appropriate are certificate programs such as Ethnic Studies, Jewish Studies, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, and Peace Studies. Sociology majors are strongly encouraged to use their elective hours in Sociology.
The undergraduate minor requires at least four upper-division courses (12 credit hours) with a grade of "C" or higher. All 3000 and 4000 levels courses are accepted for the minor.