Minor in Sociology

A minor in sociology is an excellent complement for students intending careers in health-related fields, the non-profit sector, government, higher education, human resource management, city and regional planning, or public policy.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

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Core Courses

Students must complete each of these courses with a minimum grade of 2.00.

SOCI 101 Introductory Sociology (Mason Core) 3
SOCI 311 Classical Sociological Theory 3
Total Credits 6


Select four electives 1 12
Total Credits 12

Students may focus the coursework for their minor by choosing electives from one of the four concentrations offered as part of the BA in sociology.