Program: Minor in Sociology

Program Description

The minor is designed for students interested in learning more about sociology and the theoretical ideas and research methods used by sociologists. Students can choose from a wide array of courses focused on topics such as gender, politics, family, social inequality, race/ethnicity, social movements, globalization, social justice and human sexuality. The minor requires the completion of 19 units. Students should consult an advisor to design a minor program that complements their major.

Program Requirements

1. Lower Division Required Course (3 units)

SOC 150 Introductory Sociology (3)

2. Upper Division Required Core Course (4 units)

Choose one of the following core courses:

SOC 424/L Statistical Techniques in Social Research and Lab (3/1)*
SOC 430 Theory I – Classical Sociological Theory (4)
SOC 468 Theory II – Contemporary Sociological Theory (4)
SOC 497/L Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods and Lab (3/1)**

*SOC 424/L has a prerequisite of MATH 140.
**SOC 497/L has a prerequisite of SOC 424/L.

3. Electives (12 units)

Students choose 12 units of electives from 200 to 400-level sociology courses. No more than 3 elective units can be taken at the 200-level. Students can choose to take additional core courses (beyond the minimum 4 units required above) and have the units count toward their elective units for the minor.

Total Units in the Minor: 19

More information

For more information about this program, please contact


Department of Sociology
Chair: Karen Morgaine
Santa Susana Hall (SN) 321
(818) 677-3591