The sociology minor provides students with a better understanding of what makes people and groups behave as they do. It examines social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.


  • Courses for this minor provide an overview of social science research and theory, marriage and family dynamics, social psychology, social issues and public policy.
  • Optional courses cover a wide area of interests that can complement many other disciplines.

Career opportunities

The sociology minor provides tools that are useful in any career field that interacts with people, or that observes human behavior for any purpose. Specific careers include social services, journalism and governmental affairs, personnel management, missions and community development.