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Sociology Minor

Do you want learn more about social issues and how to make social change? Do you want to learn how to analyze interactions between individuals and social groups, involving social class, gender, race, religion, and other aspects of culture and society? A minor in sociology can be applied to a wide range of careers and post-graduate training. Through sociology courses, you’ll develop the ability to look at an issue from different perspectives to solve a problem. You’ll understand sociocultural diversity and be able to work with people from various economic, religious, race, and regional backgrounds. You’ll examine social science research methods, collecting and analyzing data for the workplace or post-graduate study, and you’ll learn how to communicate within different social settings. When you choose to pursue the sociology minor at Wayne State, you’ll also get to attend conferences and present your own research. This allows you to network with students and faculty from other universities, providing additionalopportunities to find internships, jobs, or graduate training. The knowledge, skills, and experiences you’ll gain from our sociology courses are not only highly valued by employers, but they can enrich you as a person!

Required Courses: 21 hours

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s). Another major or minor is required if you select sociology and anthropology major or minor combinations. 

  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • SOC 220 Social Problems (3)
  • *Upper level (300-400 level) sociology electives (15)

*Sociology electives may include SSC 300 Social Sciences Research Methods (3), SSC 319 Statistics for Social Sciences (3), and up to 6 hours of cross-listed courses. Cross-listed courses include CJA 405 Family Violence and PSY 316 Social Psychology.

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