Western Kentucky University

Minor in Sociology for Undergraduate Students

The minor in sociology requires a minimum of seven courses (21 semester hours) including four required courses. The following are the course requirements:

Please Note: A major in sociology requires only three more classes than the minor. If you are considering a minor in sociology - you may want to seriously consider a major instead. The core classes are the same for the major and minor.

Minor Required Courses (12 Hours):

  • Sociology 100 Introductory Sociology 3 Hours
  • Sociology 300 Using Statistics in Sociology 3 Hours
  • Sociology 302 Strategies of Social Research 3 Hours
  • Sociology 304 Sociological Theory: Perspectives of Society 3 Hours

Minor Electives (9 Hours):

  • Sociology 210 Interaction Self Society (C) 3 hours
  • Sociology 220 Marriage and Family (C) 3 hours
  • Sociology 231 Survey of Criminal Justice 3 hours
  • Sociology 232 Intro. To Law Enforcement 3 hours
  • Sociology 233 Alternatives to Confinement 3 hours
  • Sociology 234 Security & Crime Investigations 3 hours
  • Sociology 240 Contemporary Social Problems 3 hours
  • Sociology 245 Sociology of Popular Culture 3 hours
  • Sociology 260 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 hours
  • Sociology 309 Social Deviance 3 hours
  • Sociology 312 Collective Behavior 3 hours
  • Sociology 322 Religion in Society 3 hours
  • Sociology 324 Sociology of Sport 3 hours
  • Sociology 330 Criminology 3 hours
  • Sociology 332 Juvenile Delinquency 3 hours
  • Sociology 342 Aging in Society 3 hours
  • Sociology 345 Sociology of Popular Music 3 hours
  • Sociology 350 Social Inequality 3 hours
  • Sociology 353 Sociology of Japan (E) 3 hours
  • Sociology 355 Sociology of Gender 3 hours
  • Sociology 359 Sexuality and Society 3 hours
  • Sociology 360 Community Rural & Urban Settings 3 hours
  • Sociology 362 Social Institutions: Race, Class, & Gender (E) 3 hours
  • Sociology 363 Population and Society 3 hours
  • Sociology 375 Diversity in American Society (E) 3 hours
  • Sociology 380 Penology 3 hours
  • Sociology 404 Qualitative Analysis 3 hours
  • Sociology 410 Socialization 3 hours
  • Sociology 432 Sociology of Criminal Law 3 hours
  • Sociology 434 Organized Crime 3 hours
  • Sociology 435 Family Violence 3 hours
  • Sociology 438 Victimology 3 hours
  • Sociology 439 Internship in Criminology 3 hours
  • Sociology 440 Medical Sociology 3 hours
  • Sociology 446 Gender, Crime and Justice 3 hours
  • Sociology 450 Occupations and Professions 3 hours
  • Sociology 451 White Collar Crime 3 hours
  • Sociology 452 Social Change 3 hours
  • Sociology 460 Urban Sociology 3 hours
  • Sociology 466 Gender, Family, and Society 3 hours
  • Sociology 470 Environmental Sociology 3 hours
  • Sociology 494 Cooperative Education 3 hours
*For more information on the minor in Sociology, visit the Sociology Department or contact Dr. Douglas Smith (Sociology) at douglas.smith@wku.edu or Vicki Armstrong at vicki.armstrong@wku.edu.
 Last Modified 7/19/13