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Department of Sociology

Minor in Sociology

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements SOCMIN

The Minor in Sociology can equip students with the tools necessary to perform in the fields of business, healthcare, and law. Students choose from a set of upper-level courses that can target any of these areas. For example, courses like "Mental Illness" prepare students to recognize these challenges and work with vulnerable populations. When taken in combination with our statistics courses, the Sociology minor makes undergraduates more competitive in the graduate school application process as well as jobs at the upper-managerial level.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    • SOC-S 100 Introduction to Sociology
    • SOC-S 101 Social Problems and Policies
    • SOC-S 105 Sociology Laboratory
    • SOC-S 110 Charts, Graphs, and Tables
    • SOC-S 122 Envisioning the City
    • SOC-S 201 Social Problems
    • SOC-S 210 Economic Sociology
    • SOC-S 215 Social Change
    • SOC-S 217 Social Inequality
    • SOC-S 220 Culture and Society
    • SOC-S 230 Society and the Individual
  2. Electives. Additional courses, as needed, to fulfill remaining requirements:
    • Any SOC-[x] 100–499
  3. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100–499 level with the SOC subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies and Sociology (AAADSOCBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (SOCBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and African American and African Diaspora Studies (SOCAAADBA)
  • Certificate in Social Research in Health and Medicine (SOCRHMACRT)
  • Minor in Social Science and Medicine (SSMEDMIN)
  • Minor in Sociology of Work and Business (SOCWKBSMIN)
  • [Name unavailable] (SOCTSBA)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.