Sociological Research Minor

The minor concentration in sociological research prepares students to carry out their own research by offering an introduction to the discipline, followed by an array of courses in quantitative and qualitative methods. Students learn about the gathering and preparation of data for analysis as well as a variety of techniques and methods for presenting information, arguments, and conclusions; 2 300-level courses allow students to see how these methods are used in practice.

Course Title
Minor in Sociological Research Requirements (6 units)
1 sociology course at the 100 or 200 level 1
3 courses on sociological research methods
Sociological Analysis
Analysis and Interpretation of Social Data (or equivalent)
Field Research and Methods of Data Collection
2 sociology courses at the 300 level 2

This does not include SOCIOL 101-6 First-Year Seminar and SOCIOL 226-0 Sociological Analysis.


The following applies:

  • SOCIOL 399-0 Independent Study may be taken more than once, but only 1 unit may count toward the minor.
  • SOCIOL 376-0 Topics in Sociological Analysis may count twice with advisor approval if each course addresses different topics.
  • Students will be permitted to apply either 1 Chicago Field Studies (CFS) or 1 Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) unit of credit to their 300-level course requirement, if an advisor deems the course academically sufficient.