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Sociology Minor Requirements

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A student can request entrance to the minor program in sociology after completing at least 45 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and with at least a 2.5 grade point average in his/her major. Requests must be approved by the Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department.

It is possible to have both a major and a minor in the Department: eg major in Sociology, minor in Anthropology. Courses used to meet requirements for the minor may not be used to meet requirements of major.  Students with majors outside the College of Arts & Sciences may complete a minor without meeting the CAS Distribution requirements. Starting in Fall 2007, courses counting for the minor must be completed with a C- or higher. Contact: Prof. Andrea Klimt, 508-999-8831, aklimt@umassd.edu.

Requirements


The minor in sociology requires completion of at least eighteen (18) credits in the department, of which 9 must be at the upper division level. All anthropology courses can count for the Sociology minor, as they do for the major.

Introduction


Three (3) credits required.

Note: Sociology majors may not use the same Introduction course for both major and minor.

Theory


Three (3) credits required.

Note: Sociology and Crime and Justice Studies majors may not use the same Theory course for both major and minor - and will need to substitute another SOC course.

Methods


Three (3) credits required. Complete the following course or an equivalent methods course in Psychology, Economics, or Political Science can be substituted. In case of a substitution, an additional 300 - 400 level SOC course is required. Sociology and Crime and Justice Studies major must substitute an additional 300 or 400 level SOC course for Methods.

Sociology Electives


Nine (9) credits required; three upper-division courses (SOC or ANT prefix only; 300 or 400 level)

Total Credits: 18

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