Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Thinking about a minor in sociology? 

Human rights. Global justice. Cities. Social Change. Gender. Race. Media. Crime. Economy. Inequality. Youth culture. And even Happiness.

Frankly, there’s a lot to think about in sociology. The “old” sociology was America-centric, the “new” sociology is global – either way the field grapples with the defining issues of our time.

A minor can be a way to expand your breadth, add a specialization, demonstrate particular skills, or prepare for law school. But in sociology at Mason, it is always a chance to think.

6 courses (18 credits): 4 electives, Introduction to Sociology, and Classical Sociological Theory.


All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities
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