Sociology

Degree Awarded

Undergraduate Minor


Program Delivery

On-Campus


Locations Available

Rindge, New Hampshire

Sociology is the scientific study of how people both create and are shaped by the social world. Sociologists critically examine a wide range of subjects from the world of everyday routines and relationships, to global processes.

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What Can I Do With a Sociology Minor?

The Sociology minor will develop skills that make you a valuable contributor to a range of careers, such as journalism, law, criminal justice, social work, and community development. This program illuminates the social forces, inequalities, and institutional structures that impact our lives. The skills and knowledge gained also form a strong foundation for graduate studies. 

What do Sociology students Learn?

The Sociology minor enhances skills for careers in criminal justice, education, law, human and social services, market research, advertising, government, or other related fields. You will learn investigative and analytical reasoning, the ability to look at situations from different points of view.

Minor Requirements

To earn the Sociology minor, you must successfully complete a 21-credit course of study. You must complete seven, 3-credit courses from the following

  • CJ221 Corrections
  • CJ345 Criminology
  • SO101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SO203 Grassroots Activism for Social Change
  • SO205 Race and Ethnicity in Society
  • SO220 Families in Society
  • SO230 Sport and Society
  • SO240 Religion and Society
  • SO318 Social Science Research Methods
  • SO320 Social Welfare Policy
  • SO335 Introduction to Sociological Theory
  • SO350 Law and Society
  • SO400 Readings in Sociology
  • SO421 Inequality in Society
  • SO450 Special Topics in Sociology