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Sociology Minor

The Sociology minor allows students to explore the wide range of topics, social groups, and social interactions studied by sociologists.  From social inequalities and social problems to the familiar institutions of family, school, religion, and government, the diversity of courses available allows sociology minors to explore courses relevant to their interests.  The courses also provide complex interactions of global economies and political alliances.  Requiring a minimum of 18 credits in sociology, including Introductory Sociology (SOC 001) and two courses at the 400-level, students have flexibility in choosing a set of courses for their Sociology minor.

Requirements for the Minor

 

Course Required

Number of Credits

SOC 001

3

SOC XXX

3

SOC XXX

3

SOC XXX

3

SOC 4XX

3

SOC 4XX

3

TOTAL

18

*Important Notes

  • Please note:  Students may apply up to six credits of the following courses to the Sociology minor--SOC 294, SOC 296, SOC 300, SOC 494, and SOC 496.  Please be advised, however, that each of these experiential courses may be applied only once to the minor, and only one teaching assistant experience (SOC 296 or SOC 300) may be used to meet requirements for the minor.  Also, at least one 400-level course must be a classroom-based SOC course. Internship credits may NOT be applied towards the minor.
  • Twelve of the 18 credits required for the minor (including 3 credits at the 400 level) must be completed at Penn State.
  • Up to six credits of education abroad classes may be applied to the minor.
  • Students may declare the SOC minor on eLion at the end of the sophomore year, once they have completed 60 total credits.  Students must declare the SOC minor before the late drop deadline of their final semester.
  • A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
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