Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Sociology

Minor in Sociology
Program Code:
7670 Sociology
Program Level:
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
Department of Sociology
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College of Social Science

Department of Sociology

Undergraduate Program
Minor in Sociology

The Minor in Sociology, which is administered by the Department of Sociology, provides a fundamental understanding of the linkages between agency and structure in society. Students obtain knowledge of the principles of sociology, sociological inquiry, diversity in society, and the ways in which global forces are transforming modern society.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. 

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Sociology.

Requirements for the Minor in Sociology

Complete a minimum of 19 credits in the Department of Sociology from the following:

1. Both of the following courses (7 credits):
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 4
SOC 214 Social Inequality 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 216 Sex, Gender, and Sexuality 3
3. Complete three elective courses in Sociology at the 300-400 level. At least one course must be at the 400-level. Students may use SOC 281 Social Research Methods to fulfill this requirement. The courses must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Sociology, MNUN (7670)

Required Credits: 19    Program Version: FS19

Requirement 1: Minor - Sociology - Introduction
Minor - Sociology - Introduction: 1 course from SOC100

Requirement 2: Minor - Sociology - Social Inequality
Minor - Sociology - Social Inequality: 1 course from SOC214

Requirement 3: Minor - Sociology - Ethnicity and Gender
Minor - Sociology - Ethnicity and Gender: 1 course from SOC215, SOC216, SOC330

Requirement 4: Minor - Sociology - 300-400 Level Courses
Minor - Sociology - 300-400 Level Courses: 2 courses from 300 - 400 Level Sociology courses approved by the student's academic advisor

Requirement 5: Minor - Sociology - 400 Level Course
Minor - Sociology - 400 Level Course: 1 course from SOC400

Requirement 6
19 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.