Sociology Minor

For information, contact the Department of Sociology and Gerontology, 375 Upham Hall, 513-529-2628. Applied Sociological Research and Criminology minors are described earlier.

Program Requirements: Pre-professional Minor

(18 semester hours)

This pre-professional minor is for non-sociology majors planning careers in law, medicine, dentistry, business, and social science. Depending on your option, the minor consists of three or four required courses and additional hours chosen from a set of electives. Not all courses are offered each semester or year.

You must declare this minor before or during your junior year. You may pursue only one Pre-professional sociology minor. A minimum overall GPA of 2.50 is required. All courses for this minor (excluding fieldwork) must be taken for a grade.

Option in Law and Society

All of these:10-11
Social Relations
Sociology in a Global Context
Social Problems
Social Deviance
Sociology of Law
Select the remaining hours (to total at least 18 hours) from the following:8
Social Problems
Social Deviance
Race and Ethnic Relations
Criminology
Social Stratification
Formal Organization
Total Credit Hours18-19

Option in Medical Sociology

All of these:9-10
Social Relations
Sociology in a Global Context
Medical Sociology
Social Stratification
Select remaining hours from the following, with at lease 3 hours from SOC courses:9
Social Problems
Social Deviance
Sexualities
Population
Social Forces and Aging
Social Forces and Aging
The Sociology of Mental Disorders
Death Studies
Field Experience in Applied Sociology
Aging & Health
Introduction to Disability Studies
Women and (Dis)ability: Fictions and Contaminations of Identity
Public Health Communication
Medical Ethics
Total Credit Hours18-19

Option in Business and Society

All of these:7-8
Social Relations
Sociology in a Global Context
Social Problems
Select at least two of the following:6
Work and Occupational Justice
Economy and Society
Formal Organization
Select from the following to total 18 hours:5
Sociology of Gender
Population
Research Methods
Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Stratification
Economy and Society
Formal Organization
Total Credit Hours18-19

Option in General Sociology

All of these:10-11
Social Relations
Sociology in a Global Context
Research Methods
Sociological Theory
Select remaining hours from SOC to equal a total of at least 18 hours.8
Total Credit Hours18-19

Note: The use of independent study hours or SOC 490/SOC 590 must be preapproved by the CDA in Sociology.