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This archived information is dated to the 2009-10 academic year only and may no longer be current.

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Minor in Sociology

Students must complete a minimum of 35 units in Sociology for the minor. Courses must be taken for a letter grade, and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (C) must be achieved. Students are encouraged to complete a course in sociological theory, such as SOC 170, and to obtain exposure to one of the areas of study. Students who wish to declare a minor in Sociology must do so no later than the deadline for their application to graduate. Related course work from other departments may fulfill a minor requirement. All course substitutions must be pre-approved by the Sociology student services office and the Undergraduate Program Director; a student may not exceed 5 substitution units for the minor.

Course requirements for a minor in Sociology are as follows:



SOC 1. Introduction to Sociology


SOC 180A. Foundations of Social Research, and/or SOC 180B. Evaluation of Evidence


Two foundation courses; see foundation courses required for the major above


Additional course work in the department (100- or 200-level courses)


Total course work required


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