Sociology is the study of social life including the social causes and consequences of human behavior. It looks at groups, organizations, and societies - how they develop and change and how people interact in them. Since so much that humans do is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from crime to religion, from divisions by race, gender, and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, from the sociology of work to the sociology of popular music. Indeed sociology seems to offer something for everyone, and its career potential is becoming increasingly recognized by today's students.
We offer coursework for those who are pursuing a variety of careers. Our students have practice in many of the skills most desired by today’s employers, including the ability to communicate effectively and promote teamwork, to frame and solve problems realistically, to plan and evaluate projects and programs, to prepare clear and concise reports and manuals, and to speak effectively in varied group situations.
A minor in sociology requires a minimum of 21 semester hours, and is to be completed with a major area of study.
Please note: Courses may be available through Online Learning (OL), which refers to semester-based online courses, Independent Learning (IL), which refers to non-semester based courses or both delivery methods. The delivery method is noted beside each course.
Minor Required Courses (12 hours)
Minor Electives available through OL and/or IL (9 hours required)
For more information on the undergraduate minor in Sociology
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Interested in majoring in Sociology? Visit the WKU Sociology website to learn more.