Minors Offered

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Minor in Sociology 

The study of Sociology allows you to be analytic and reflective about social structure and culture. The Sociology minor can help you in almost any career including business, education, public administration, social work, as well as preparation for graduate or professional studies. The minor is designed to teach students the basic theoretical and methodological approaches in Sociology and explore the wide range of topics, social groups, and social interactions studied by Sociologists.  From social inequalities and social problems to examining the underlying patterns of social relations in formal organizations, in legal institutions and in the economic and political arena to understanding the interplay among science, technology and society, the diversity of courses allows Sociology minors to explore courses relevant to their interests. If you are not a Sociology major, you may complete a minor in Sociology.  

In order to declare a minor in Sociology, you must first register in the Sociology Advising Office, 3070 Lincoln Hall.  Sociology minor forms will be signed during Walk-In Express Advising. Signed forms must be returned to your college office.  This should be done no later than the beginning of your senior year.

Minors may be declared at any time during the semester. 
Just follow these three steps:

  1. Obtain the Statement of Intent to Pursue a Campus-Approved Minor form [also available in printed form in Sociology Advising Office, 3070 Lincoln Hall].
  2. Obtain departmental approval by visiting the Sociology Undergraduate Advising Office, Room 3070 Lincoln Hall during Walk-in Express Advising or by appointment (schedule an appointment).
  3. Take completed form to your college office - the minor will appear on your DARS shortly thereafter.

Requirements For a Minor in Sociology

 

Minor in Criminology, Law and Society

The Criminology, Law, and Society Minor provides a foundation for students seeking to supplement their major area of study, to develop knowledge and skills needed for criminological, law, and justice related occupations, or to lay foundation for law school or graduate study in sociology, criminology, or justice fields.  Students take a range of courses that provide theoretical and practical knowledge while exposing students to current sociological, legal, and justice issues.

The Criminology, Law, and Society (CLS) minor may be completed by all majors, including Sociology majors. Requirements for the CLS minor for Sociology students differ from those for non-majors. 

The Sociology Advising office offers CLS Minor Group Informational Sessiosn throughout the semester.  In order to declare a minor in Criminology, Law and Society, you must first attend one of these sessions.  An academic advisor will provide an overview of the minor, answer any questions and sign Minor Declaration forms.

This should be done no later than the beginning of your senior year.

Minors may be declared at any time during the semester. 
Just follow these three steps:

  1. In order to declare a minor in Criminology, Law and Society, you must first attend a CLS Minor Group Informational Session.  Minor forms will not be signed until you have attended a session.*  The following link will take you to the meeting sign up.  (sign up here) This should be done no later than the beginning of your senior year.
    * Students unable to attend a session may see a Peer Advisor for review of Minor and Signature.  Peer Advisors are available in the Main Sociology Department Office, 3120 Lincoln Hall Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:00 p.m..
  2. Obtain the Statement of Intent to Pursue a Campus-Approved Minor form [also available in printed form in Sociology Advising Office, 3070 Lincoln Hall].  Bring this form to the Informational Session to be signed.
  3. Take completed form to your college office - the minor will appear on your DARS shortly thereafter.

When declaring your intent to graduate, students must notify LAS about their intent to graduate with a Minor in Sociology or Criminology, Law, and Society.

Requirements For a Minor in Criminology, Law, and Society