Sociology Minor

An 18-credit Sociology minor is available to students in any major, and it is a valuable addition to one’s personal ability to communicate in and outside of the workplace.

This minor is designed to allow undergraduate students to explore the wide range of topics, social groups, and social interactions studied by sociologists. From social inequities and social problems to the familiar institutions of family, school, religion, and government, the diversity of courses available allows sociology minors to explore courses relevant to their interests.

The courses within also provide multiple viewpoints, studying the intimate interactions of families and small groups and the complex interactions of global economies and political alliances.

Required Coursework (3 credits)
SOC 001 Introductory Sociology (3) (GS)

Supporting Courses and Related Areas (15 credits)
Select 15 credits (at least 6 credits must be at the 400 level) from SOC courses.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Nicole Shoenberger, Assistant Professor of Sociology at nas25@psu.edu or (814) 898-6768.