Sociology - General, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N845

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

Students must successfully complete at least 18 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Sociology, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level. SOC 3890 will not count toward this total.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Department of Sociology.

Required Courses

Required Course
SOC 1113Introduction to Sociology3
Choose four courses from the Sociology Minor Electives list12
Choose one additional course in Sociology at the 3000-level or above 13
Total Credit Hours18
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.
  • Approved February 2010

Sociology Minor Electives

SOC 1523Social Problems3
SOC 3523Criminology3
SOC 3533The System of Criminal Justice3
SOC 3543Sociology of Deviance3
SOC 3603Sociology of Education3
SOC 3623Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups3
SOC 3643Population and Society3
SOC 3683Wealth, Power, and Prestige3
SOC 3713Medical Sociology3
SOC 3723Sociology of Family3
SOC 3733Sociology of Gender3
SOC 3753Sociology of Africa3
SOC 3803Inequality in A Global Perspective3
SOC 3813Individual and Society3
SOC 3843Sociology of Aging3
SOC 3873World Religions and Society3