Sociology Minor

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

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.

Program Requirements: Pre-professional Minor

(18 semester hours)

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
Internship in Sociology or Social Justice Studies
Aging & Health
Introduction to Disability Studies
Women and (Dis)ability: Fictions and Contaminations of Identity
Big Ideas in Aging
Social Policy and Programs in Gerontology
Introduction to Public Health
National and Global Health Policy
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.