The Sociology Minor

Thinking about a Minor in Sociology?

Sociology is the perfect supplement to almost any major. Students will gain insight on how the world works around them and their place in it while sharpening their critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.

Sociology Minor Requirements:

  • One of the following: 
    • SOCI 1001   Introduction to Sociology
    • SOCI 1251    Social Problems
    • SOCI 1501    Race, Class, and Gender
    • SOCI 1701    Society in Global Perspective

           Note – SOCI 1001W, 1251W, 1501W, and 1701W may also be used to satisfy this requirement

           Note – SOCI 3201 and 3251 require one of these courses as a prerequisite.

  • One of the following: 
    • SOCI 3201    Methods of Social Research
    • SOCI 3251     Social Theory
  •  Twelve additional credits in Sociology at the 2000+ level.
  • Other notes:
    1. A grade of “C” or better in each course is required to count it towards the minor. This is different from the major requirement, which is a “C” average in Sociology courses.
    2. Space is often limited in SOCI 3201 and 3251, so you should try to take them early.
    3. The minor will be listed on your transcript but not on your diploma.
    4. The University has the following general rules: “The same course may be used to meet both major and minor course requirements unless specifically stated otherwise in a major or minor. A maximum of 3 credits toward the minor may be transfer credits of courses equivalent to University of Connecticut courses. Substitutions are not possible for required courses in a minor.”

To declare a Sociology minor: visit

For approval on your Sociology minor final plan of study: students must submit a final plan of study for all majors and minors they are earning during the first four weeks of their final semester. This is done through Student Admin. Click here for instructions.

Students may also find the Sociology Minor Plan of Study helpful as a planning worksheet but note that you are no longer required to submit a paper plan of study.

Questions about the Sociology minor: please email Kathryn Upson or schedule an advising appointment with her here: