The study of Sociology allows you to be analytic and reflective about social structure and culture. It 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.
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. Requirements for the CLS minor for Sociology students differ from those for non-majors.