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Twin Cities Campus

Sociology Minor

College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of Sociology, 909 Social Sciences Building, 267 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-4300; fax: 612-624-7020)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
Sociology is concerned with the study of human societies, groups, and social life. The program offers substantive training in seven areas of specialization: 1. Demography and population studies 2. Global, transnational, and comparative sociology 3. Inequalities and identities: race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, and nation 4. Law, crime, punishment, and human rights 5. Life course: family, education, and well-being 6. Networks, organizations, and work 7. Theory, knowledge, and culture Methodological training is available in historical and comparative research, survey research, network analysis, advanced statistical analysis, and qualitative research.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
Students already enrolled in a University of Minnesota graduate program should contact the Sociology Department's graduate program associate as the first step toward applying for a graduate minor in sociology.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Course choices are subject to the approval of the Sociology director of Graduate Studies.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SOC 5xxx
· SOC 8xxx
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SOC 8xxx
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