The Sociology minor introduces the foundations for a science of behavior that encompasses both social and mental processes. It includes selected learning outcomes that ensure depth and breadth in sociological theory and practice.
The Sociology minor provides sufficient undergraduate preparation for the minimum entry requirements to an accredited graduate program in sociology without extensive additional upper-division coursework, although an introductory statistics course and a research methods course are recommended.
Students demonstrate understanding of foundational sociological theories and concepts.
LO 2: Statistical Reasoning, Research Methods, and Data Management
Students develop a sociological research question, identify appropriate research methods, design and implement a research project, analyze original data, and provide an evidence-based answer to the research question. Students express findings orally and in writing according to sociological professional standards.
LO 3: Breadth of Application
Students apply sociological theories and concepts to the study of topics within major sociological specializations.