Applied Sociological Research Minor

For information, contact the Department of Sociology and Gerontology, 375 Upham Hall, 513-529-2628.

This minor emphasizes the research aspect of sociology. It is for students planning research-oriented careers in organizational settings. Through course work and field experience, students become familiar with various aspects of research methodology and organizations.

This minor requires completion of approved courses and fieldwork placement. A maximum of four semester hours of field placement can be counted toward this minor; if you take SOC 260A for the fieldwork course, you must take it for four semester hours.

With the exceptions of SOC 151 and SOC 153, sociology courses taken for this minor may not be used to fulfill requirements for the sociology major. The research methods course (SOC 262) may be used to meet requirements for the major or the minor, but not both.

All courses listed below are prerequisite for a field placement. A GPA of 2.50 and permission of instructor is required before a field placement may be taken.

Program Requirements

(18-19 semester hours)

SOC 151Social Relations4
or SOC 153 Sociology in a Global Context
SOC 262Research Methods3
SOC 417Economy and Society3
or SOC 454/SOC 554 Formal Organization
SOC 462Applied Sociological Research3
STA 261Statistics4
SOC 260AInternship: An Introduction to Applied Sociology and Human Services1-4
or SOC 440A Field Experience-Research
Total Credit Hours18-21