Students should follow the guidelines within their major academic program in declaring a minor. Minimum number of credits for Sociology is 15 or higher if required by major. All students interested in declaring sociology as a graduate minor must contact the Graduate Advisor in the program prior to doing so. 

Ph.D. students pursuing a minor in sociology must take both a "theory-based" AND a "methods-based" course (see selection below). 

MA/MS students pursuing a minor in sociology take either a "theory-based" OR a "methods-based" course.

When students apply for a minor in Sociology, they must specify the area(s) of concentration.

Admissions Process

Please contact the program office.

Available Concentrations

  • environmental and natural resources
  • international sociology
  • social policy

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.