Non-sociology graduate students who wish to minor in sociology must take at least four sociology courses not required by their major department, at least one of which is at the graduate level. Students must receive a grade-point average in those courses of at least 3.25.

The DGS will appoint a sociology faculty advisor to guide the student's program.

The student must pass the qualifying examination in one of the Sociology Department's areas of concentration, according to the same procedures sociology doctoral candidates follow. Upon passing the examination, the Sociology Department Head will advise the Executive Officer of the major department that the student has satisfied the sociology minor.