Sociological Studies Minor

The minor in sociological studies introduces basic information about the social world and provides the rudimentary tools to understand it. It prepares students to compare, evaluate, and critically analyze information about various institutions, processes of stratification, and social change.

Course Title
Minor in Sociological Studies Requirements (7 units)
2 sociology courses at the 100 or 200 level 1
1 course on sociological research methods
Sociological Analysis
4 sociology courses at the 300 level, approved by the director of undergraduate studies 2

This does not include SOCIOL 101-6 First-Year Seminar or 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.