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 Dodge 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.

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

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.

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

Excluding Directed Readings, Independent Study, Internship courses, and courses taken through the Independent Study department. 

Sociology Minor Electives

SOC 1523Social Problems3
SOC 3523Criminology3
SOC 3533The System of Criminal Justice3
SOC 3543Sociology of Deviance3
SOC 36033
SOC 3623Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
SOC 3643Population and Society3
SOC 3683Wealth, Power, and Prestige3
SOC 37133
SOC 3723Sociology of Family3
SOC 3733Sociology of Gender3
SOC 3803Inequality in A Global Perspective3
SOC 3813Individual and Society3
SOC 3843Sociology of Aging3
SOC 38733
  • Minors in the Dodge 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.